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Evolutionary Syntax

Evolutionary Syntax

Ljiljana Progovac

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198736547
eISBN:
9780191800276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736547.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book makes a case for a gradualist, adaptationist (Darwinian) approach to the evolution of syntax/grammar, subject to natural selection. It provides a specific framework for studying the ... More

Measuring Grammatical Complexity

Measuring Grammatical Complexity

Frederick J. Newmeyer and Laurel B. Preston (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199685301
eISBN:
9780191765476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685301.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book collects Work presented at a workshop entitled ‘Formal Linguistics and the Measurement of Grammatical Complexity’, held in Seattle, WA, USA on March 23–24, 2012. Each chapter takes on the ... More

RecursionA Computational Investigation into the Representation and Processing of Language

Recursion: A Computational Investigation into the Representation and Processing of Language

David J. Lobina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198785156
eISBN:
9780191827235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785156.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a comprehensive account of the role of recursion in language in two distinct but interconnected ways. First, it examines how recursion applies at different levels within a full ... More

Spell‐Out and the Minimalist Program

Spell‐Out and the Minimalist Program

Juan Uriagereka

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593521
eISBN:
9780191731402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593521.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Since Juan Uriagereka originated the multiple spell-out model in 1999 it has been one of the most influential lines of research in syntactic theorizing. The model simplified a crucial element of the ... More

Syntax and its Limits

Syntax and its Limits

Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, and Robert Truswell (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683239
eISBN:
9780191763212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683239.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book explores the empirical scope of syntactic theory, by concentrating on a set of phenomena for which both syntactic and nonsyntactic analyses initially appear plausible. Exploring the nature ... More

The Syntax of Roots and the Roots of Syntax

The Syntax of Roots and the Roots of Syntax

Artemis Alexiadou, Hagit Borer, and Florian Schäfer (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199665266
eISBN:
9780191748554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665266.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This volume brings together chapters that discuss the nature of roots, the core elements of word meaning. It looks not only at their syntax, but also their phonology, semantics, and ... More

Word Meaning and SyntaxApproaches to the Interface

Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Stephen Wechsler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The interface between word meaning and syntax is among the most controversial and elusive problems in contemporary linguistics. This book approaches the interface from both sides of the relation, and ... More

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