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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

Arabic, Self and IdentityA Study in Conflict and Displacement

Arabic, Self and Identity: A Study in Conflict and Displacement

Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747016
eISBN:
9780199896905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747016.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Language is not just a means of communication but also a powerful symbol of identity in society at the individual, Self, and group levels. This symbolic role of language comes to the fore under ... More

ArchiComplexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

Archi: Complexities of Agreement in Cross-Theoretical Perspective

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198747291
eISBN:
9780191809705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747291.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Imagine how the discipline of linguistics would be if expert practitioners of different theories met in a collaborative setting to tackle the same challenging data—to test the limits of their model’s ... More

The Architecture of Determiners

The Architecture of Determiners

Thomas Leu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199945238
eISBN:
9780190214876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945238.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Whether word-based or morpheme-based, the morphological literature in generative grammar (and beyond) is interested in productive word formation — i.e., derivation of open class categories, ... More

Are Some Languages Better than Others?

Are Some Languages Better than Others?

R. M. W. Dixon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198766810
eISBN:
9780191821066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766810.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

There was a tendency, in the nineteenth century, for Europeans to denigrate the customs of dark-skinned peoples, and to put forward the uninformed opinion that their languages were ‘primitive’. To ... More

Argument Licensing and Agreement

Argument Licensing and Agreement

Claire Halpert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190256470
eISBN:
9780190256500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256470.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Nouns in many Bantu languages show a strikingly unrestricted syntactic distribution, leading to proposals that syntactic case does not play an active role in the grammar of Bantu. This book argues ... More

The Art of GrammarA Practical Guide

The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Linguistics is the science of language, similar to how mathematics is the science of numbers. A reference grammar is a scientific enterprise. It brings together a coherent treatment of each language ... More

The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

Paul Kockelman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190636531
eISBN:
9780190636562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190636531.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book is about media, mediation, and meaning. It focuses on a set of interrelated processes whereby seemingly human-specific modes of meaning become automated by machines, formatted by protocols, ... More

Aspect and Reference Time

Aspect and Reference Time

Olga Borik

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199291298
eISBN:
9780191710711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291298.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates the temporal structure of language. It deals with central issues in the understanding of tense and aspect, proposes a new approach to the main problems in the area, and seeks ... More

Aspects of Split Ergativity

Aspects of Split Ergativity

Jessica Coon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199858743
eISBN:
9780199367672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858743.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book argues that aspect-based split ergativity does not mark a split in how Case is assigned, but rather, a split in sentence structure. The contexts in which we find the appearance of a ... More

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