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Canonical Morphology and Syntax

Canonical Morphology and Syntax

Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina, and Greville G. Corbett (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199604326
eISBN:
9780191746154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604326.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This is the first book to present Canonical Typology, a framework for comparing constructions and categories across languages. The canonical method takes the criteria used to define particular ... More

Cross-Linguistic Variation and Efficiency

Cross-Linguistic Variation and Efficiency

John A. Hawkins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199664993
eISBN:
9780191748547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664993.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book argues that major patterns of variation across languages are structured by general principles of efficiency in language use and communication. Evidence for these comes from languages ... More

Deconstructing ErgativityTwo Types of Ergative Languages and Their Features

Deconstructing Ergativity: Two Types of Ergative Languages and Their Features

Maria Polinsky

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190256586
eISBN:
9780190256616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256586.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The main purpose of the book is to advance an analysis of case and argument structure that can help to explain variation in the syntactic behavior of external arguments across languages. The focus is ... More

Defaults in Morphological Theory

Defaults in Morphological Theory

Nikolas Gisborne and Andrew Hippisley (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198712329
eISBN:
9780191780882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712329.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Default-based analyses of linguistic data are most prevalent in morphological descriptions because morphology is pervaded by idiosyncrasy and irregularity, and defaults allow for a representation of ... More

A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure

A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure

Luis López

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557400
eISBN:
9780191721229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557400.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents a detailed model of syntax-information structure interaction. It presents clear empirical arguments that this interaction takes place at the phase level, with a privileged role for ... More

Diagnosing Syntax

Diagnosing Syntax

Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Norbert Corver (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602490
eISBN:
9780191757297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602490.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Diagnosis is an essential part of scientific research. It refers to the process of identifying a phenomenon, property, or condition on the basis of certain signs and by the use of various diagnostic ... More

Dissolving Binding Theory

Dissolving Binding Theory

Johan Rooryck and Guido Vanden Wyngaerd

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199691326
eISBN:
9780191731785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691326.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book adopts the strong Minimalist thesis that grammar contains no rules or principles specifically designed to account for anaphors and pronouns. Lexically, anaphors have unvalued φ-features, ... More

Edges in SyntaxScrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Edges in Syntax: Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Heejeong Ko

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199660261
eISBN:
9780191749162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660261.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a discussion concerning cyclic syntax by examining the characteristics of syntactic edges and their interactions with linearization and movement. In particular, it contributes to ... More

Encoding EventsFunctional Structure and Variation

Encoding Events: Functional Structure and Variation

Xuhui Hu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808466
eISBN:
9780191846069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808466.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents theoretical and empirical research on the syntax of events within the broader framework of generative grammar. A central theoretical concern is how conceptual meaning interacts ... More

English Lexicogenesis

English Lexicogenesis

D. Gary Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689880
eISBN:
9780191770371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689880.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is about the processes by which novel words are coined. Ten distinctions are drawn between processes based on implicit knowledge and those deployed with varying levels of consciousness. The ... More

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