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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

External Arguments in Transitivity AlternationsA Layering Approach

External Arguments in Transitivity Alternations: A Layering Approach

Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, and Florian Schäfer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571949
eISBN:
9780191757433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571949.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is an exploration of the syntax of external arguments in transitivity alternations from a cross-linguistic perspective. The empirical focus is the causative/anticausative alternation and ... More

Gender and Noun Classification

Gender and Noun Classification

Éric Mathieu, Myriam Dali, and Gita Zareikar (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198828105
eISBN:
9780191866777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828105.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume explores the many ways in which natural languages categorize nouns into genders or classes. A noun may belong to a given class because of its logical or symbolic similarity with other ... More

Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Erich R. Round

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654871
eISBN:
9780191745560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654871.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents new data and a formal analysis of the inflectional system and syntax of Kayardild, a typologically striking language of Northern Australia. It sets forth arguments for recognizing ... More

Lexical Relatedness

Lexical Relatedness

Andrew Spencer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679928
eISBN:
9780191761508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679928.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Words can be related inflectionally, that is, by being inflected forms of a single lexeme, or derivationally, as when one lexeme is derived from another. But there are many types of relatedness that ... More

The Lexical Semantics of the Arabic Verb

The Lexical Semantics of the Arabic Verb

Peter John Glanville

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198792734
eISBN:
9780191834691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792734.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is an investigation of Arabic derivational morphology that focuses on the relationship between verb meaning and linguistic form. Beginning with the ground form, the book offers a ... More

Merging FeaturesComputation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

José M. Brucart, Anna Gavarró, and Jaume Solà (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents new work on how Merge and formal features, two Basic factors in the Minimalist program, should determine the syntactic computation of natural language. Merge combines similar ... More

The Morphome Debate

The Morphome Debate

Ana Luís and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198702108
eISBN:
9780191771804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702108.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume offers a selection of original contributions by leading scholars, all linked by a shared interest in the concept of the morphome, but representing different areas of expertise ... More

The Morphosyntax of Gender

The Morphosyntax of Gender

Ruth Kramer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199679935
eISBN:
9780191760129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679935.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Phi features are crucial for syntax and morphology, and number and person have been the focus of a significant amount of theoretical research. However, gender has received less attention, with the ... More

The Morphosyntax of Imperatives

The Morphosyntax of Imperatives

Daniela Isac

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198733263
eISBN:
9780191797798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733263.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The goal of this book is to argue that the specificity of imperative clauses cannot be the result of a unique imperative Force feature; instead, the “type” of imperative clauses can be traced back to ... More

The Morphosyntax of TransitionsA Case Study in Latin and Other Languages

The Morphosyntax of Transitions: A Case Study in Latin and Other Languages

Víctor Acedo-Matellán

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198733287
eISBN:
9780191797804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733287.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book deals with the cross-linguistic expression of events of transition, as encoded in the well-known Talmian typology of satellite- vs verb-framed languages. The principal aim is that of ... More

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