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Arabic Historical DialectologyLinguistic and Sociolinguistic Approaches

Arabic Historical Dialectology: Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Approaches

Clive Holes (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198701378
eISBN:
9780191770647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701378.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book, by a group of leading international scholars, outlines the history of the spoken dialects of Arabic from the Arab conquests of the seventh century up to the present day. It specifically ... More

Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and NegatorsA Linguistic History of Western Dialects

Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and Negators: A Linguistic History of Western Dialects

David Wilmsen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718123
eISBN:
9780191787485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718123.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

That some dialects of Arabic negate with a pre-posed mā alone, some with what is called ‘bipartite’ negation mā … š, and some with post-positive -š alone has invited comparisons with a similar ... More

The Bishop's GrammarRobert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book examines the life, language and grammar of Robert Lowth (1710–1787), founder of prescriptivism. Drawing on private documents, it maps his social networks and compares his own language to ... More

Borrowed WordsA History of Loanwords in English

Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English

Philip Durkin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199574995
eISBN:
9780191771446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574995.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This book traces the history of loanwords in English from earliest times to the present day. The first two chapters outline the research methodology and framework, and introduce several key datasets ... More

The Boundaries of Pure MorphologyDiachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Silvio Cruschina, Martin Maiden, and John Charles Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678860
eISBN:
9780191758089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678860.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book considers whether in some languages there are phenomena which are unique to morphology, determined neither by phonology or syntax. Central to these phenomena is the notion of the ... More

Case in SemiticRoles, Relations, and Reconstruction

Case in Semitic: Roles, Relations, and Reconstruction

Rebecca Hasselbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671809
eISBN:
9780191751165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671809.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates the case system and the marking of grammatical roles and relations in Semitic languages. It further attempts to provide an explanation for “unusual” usages of cases, especially ... More

Categoriality in Language ChangeThe Case of the English Gerund

Categoriality in Language Change: The Case of the English Gerund

Lauren Fonteyn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190917579
eISBN:
9780190917609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917579.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This study presents the first elaborate attempt to set out a functional-semantic definition of diachronic transcategorial shift between the major classes “noun”/“nominal” and “verb”/“clause.” In ... More

Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Agnes Jäger, Gisella Ferraresi, and Helmut Weiß (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Over roughly the last decade, there has been a notable rise in new research on historical German syntax in a generative perspective. This volume presents a state-of-the-art survey of this thriving ... More

Computational PhenotypesTowards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Computational Phenotypes: Towards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Sergio Balari and Guillermo Lorenzo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665464
eISBN:
9780191746116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665464.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This is a book about language as a species-typical trait of humans. Linguists customarily describe it as an extremely exceptional capacity, even when compared with the biological endowment of closely ... More

Constructionalization and Constructional Changes

Constructionalization and Constructional Changes

Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679898
eISBN:
9780191760075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679898.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A constructionalist approach to language change is proposed, with focus on the development of signs in a usage-based model. The book's explore the interconnections between grammatical and lexical ... More

Constructions and EnvironmentsCopular, Passive, and Related Constructions in Old and Middle English

Constructions and Environments: Copular, Passive, and Related Constructions in Old and Middle English

Peter Petré

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199373390
eISBN:
9780199373413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373390.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This monograph presents the first comprehensive diachronic account of copular and passive verb constructions in Old and Middle English. Loss of the high-frequency verb weorðan ‘become’ is explained ... More

Degrammaticalization

Degrammaticalization

Muriel Norde

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207923
eISBN:
9780191709135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207923.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This is a book about degrammaticalization, a rare type of linguistic change whereby grams become ‘less grammatical’, typical examples being shifts from affix to clitic, or from function word to ... More

The Development of Latin Clause StructureA Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Lieven Danckaert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The focus of this book is Latin word order, and in particular the relative ordering of direct objects and lexical verbs (OV vs. VO), and auxiliaries and non-finite verbs (VAux vs. AuxV). One aim of ... More

The Development of Old English

The Development of Old English

Don Ringe and Ann Taylor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199207848
eISBN:
9780191779763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207848.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This volume traces the development of English phonology and morphology from Proto-Germanic to Old English of about the year 900 and describes Old English syntax in a modern framework from a ... More

Diachrony and DialectsGrammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

Diachrony and Dialects: Grammatical Change in the Dialects of Italy

Paola Benincà, Adam Ledgeway, and Nigel Vincent (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198701781
eISBN:
9780191771507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701781.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Italy constitutes a fertile terrain for research into language change, both because of the richness of the dialectal variation and because of the length of the period of textual attestation. Such ... More

Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Chiara Ghezzi and Piera Molinelli (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

This volume investigates the role of some functional units—discourse and pragmatic markers—complementing theoretical chapters with case studies. These markers are used by speakers to index discourse ... More

English in Europe

English in Europe

Manfred Görlach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273102
eISBN:
9780191706271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273102.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book charts the English invasion of Europe since 1945. Sixteen contributors report on the English words and phrases that have become integral parts of their languages. Each describes the effect ... More

English in the Middle Ages

English in the Middle Ages

Tim William Machan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282128
eISBN:
9780191718991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282128.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book suggests that many linguistic, literary, and historical considerations of medieval statements on language have significantly failed to take into account the social and linguistic contexts ... More

The Evolution of Functional Left Peripheries in Hungarian Syntax

The Evolution of Functional Left Peripheries in Hungarian Syntax

Katalin É. Kiss (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198709855
eISBN:
9780191780165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709855.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Hungarian, a Ugric language of the Finno-Ugric branch of the Uralic language family, is one of a handful of non-Indo-European languages with a documented history spanning more than 800 years. This ... More

Existentials and Locatives in Romance Dialects of Italy

Existentials and Locatives in Romance Dialects of Italy

Delia Bentley, Francesco Maria Ciconte, and Silvio Cruschina

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198745266
eISBN:
9780191806230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745266.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This volume provides the first ever large-scale comparative treatment of there sentences (there copula NP), reporting the results of a survey of Italo-Romance and Sardinian dialects of Italy. The ... More

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