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About the SpeakerTowards a Syntax of Indexicality

About the Speaker: Towards a Syntax of Indexicality

Alessandra Giorgi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571895
eISBN:
9780191722073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571895.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book considers the syntax of the left periphery of clauses in relation to the extra‐sentential context. The prevailing point of view, in the literature in this field is that the external context ... More

At the Syntax-Pragmatics InterfaceVerbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Lutz Marten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a new analysis of the interpretation of verb phrases and VP adjunction by arguing that the lexical subcategorization information of verbs is systematically underspecified and is ... More

Brevity

Brevity

Laurence Goldstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664986
eISBN:
9780191748530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664986.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book looks at brevity as an important topic for interdisciplinary study. It studies the diversity of ways in which brevity is achieved in conversation and examines the psychological, ... More

The Clause-Typing System of Plains CreeIndexicality, Anaphoricity, and Contrast

The Clause-Typing System of Plains Cree: Indexicality, Anaphoricity, and Contrast

Clare Cook

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199654536
eISBN:
9780191747939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654536.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Plains Cree, an Algonquian language of western Canada, has two entirely distinct verbal inflectional paradigms: independent and conjunct. This book provides the first systematic investigation ... More

Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Brian MacWhinney, Andrej Malchukov, and Edith Moravcsik (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book examines the issue of competing motivations in grammar and language use. The term “competing motivations” refers to the conflicting factors that shape the content and form of grammatical ... More

The Complementizer PhaseSubjects and Operators

The Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators

E. Phoevos Panagiotidis (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584352
eISBN:
9780191594526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book draws together nine original investigations by leading linguists and promising young scholars on the syntax of complementisers (eg that in She said that she would) and their phrases. The ... More

Concealed Questions

Concealed Questions

Ilaria Frana

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199670925
eISBN:
9780191749605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670925.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Understanding the properties of questions and their embedding predicates has been a central project in theoretical syntax and semantics over the last fifty years. This book examines the semantic ... More

Constraints on Numerical Expressions

Constraints on Numerical Expressions

Chris Cummins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199687909
eISBN:
9780191767326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687909.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

How does a speaker decide what to say? This can be a complex problem even in relatively simple-looking domains. In the case of numerical expressions, there are often many choices that would be ... More

The Construal of Spatial MeaningWindows into Conceptual Space

The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space

Carita Paradis, Jean Hudson, and Ulf Magnusson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641635
eISBN:
9780191760020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641635.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The Construal of Spatial Meaning: Windows into Conceptual Space explores the construal and expression of various aspects of the SPACE domain. Within the broad framework of Cognitive ... More

Continuations and Natural Language

Continuations and Natural Language

Chris Barker and Chung-chieh Shan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The continuation of an expression is a portion of its surrounding context. This book proposes and defends the continuation hypothesis: that the meaning of a natural language expression can depend on ... More

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