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The Cartography of Chinese SyntaxThe Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 11

The Cartography of Chinese Syntax: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 11

Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190210687
eISBN:
9780190210717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210687.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book takes Chinese to be an ideal testing ground for the cartographic approach due to its robust analyticity, where functional elements typically distribute over the entire span of a sentence in ... More

Case and Aspect in Slavic

Case and Aspect in Slavic

Kylie Richardson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291960
eISBN:
9780191710551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on some of the most puzzling case marking patterns in the Slavic languages and ties this pattern to different types of aspectual phenomena. It demonstrates that the accusative ... 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

Causation in Grammatical Structures

Causation in Grammatical Structures

Bridget Copley and Fabienne Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199672073
eISBN:
9780191751240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672073.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Causation is a topic of great interest to a number of different domains related to the study of natural language, from philosophy to cognitive ontology to argument structure. However, these domains ... More

The Changing Languages of Europe

The Changing Languages of Europe

Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297337
eISBN:
9780191711220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297337.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The main goal of this book is to demonstrate that the languages and dialects of Europe are becoming increasingly alike. This unifying process — that goes at least as far back as the Roman empire — is ... More

Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai

Audrey Li and Andrew Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945658
eISBN:
9780190201104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945658.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on the cross-linguistic comparison of Chinese with other languages. It contains 16 chapters comparing specific major phenomena in Chinese syntax with corresponding ones in at least ... 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

Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

Bernhard Wälchli

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276219
eISBN:
9780191706042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276219.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents a typological survey and analysis of co-compounds (also known as dvandva, coordinating compounds, and pair words). Co-compounds are compounds whose meaning is the result of ... More

Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language

Anne Reboul

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198747314
eISBN:
9780191809729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747314.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The book offers a new approach to the evolution of language, arguing for a two-step process, syntax first evolving as an auto-organizational process for the human conceptual apparatus (as a Language ... More

Cognitive GrammarA Basic Introduction

Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Ronald Langacker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Cognitive Grammar is a radical alternative to the formalist theories that have dominated linguistic theory during the last half century. Instead of an objectivist semantics based on truth conditions ... More

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