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TimeLanguage, Cognition, and Reality

Time: Language, Cognition, and Reality

Kasia M. Jaszczolt and Louis de Saussure (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199589876
eISBN:
9780191757198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589876.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The current inaugural volume offers a carefully selected sample of analyses of various aspects of temporal reference. It emphasises that linguistic means of conveying time, be it grammatical or ... More

Time, Language, and OntologyThe World from the B-Theoretic Perspective

Time, Language, and Ontology: The World from the B-Theoretic Perspective

M. Joshua Mozersky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198718161
eISBN:
9780191787508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718161.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The philosophy of time contains a debate that the philosophy of space lacks, namely whether one time, the present, is objectively (i.e. mind-independently) unlike all the others. Whether reality ... More

Tone and Accent in Oklahoma Cherokee

Tone and Accent in Oklahoma Cherokee

Hiroto Uchihara

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198739449
eISBN:
9780191802393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739449.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Phonetics / Phonology

This book is a study of the tone and accent of Oklahoma Cherokee, which has six possible pitch patterns occurring on a syllable: low, high, low–high, high–low, lowfall, and superhigh. This study ... More

Transitive Nouns and AdjectivesEvidence from Early Indo-Aryan

Transitive Nouns and Adjectives: Evidence from Early Indo-Aryan

John J. Lowe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198793571
eISBN:
9780191835353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793571.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book explores the wealth of evidence from early Indo-Aryan for the existence of transitive nouns and adjectives, a rare linguistic phenomenon which, according to some categorizations of word ... More

Translating the Social World for LawLinguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Translating the Social World for Law: Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

Elizabeth Mertz, William K. Ford, and Gregory Matoesian (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199990559
eISBN:
9780190267407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990559.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is dedicated to exploring the linguistic challenges arising from the process of interdisciplinary translation between law and the social science disciplines. Although the field of ... More

Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Dan Xu

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This new interpretation of the early history of Chinese argues that Old Chinese was typologically a ‘mixed’ language. It shows that, though its dominant word order was subject-verb-object, this ... More

The Typology of Semantic Alignment

The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Mark Donohue and Søren Wichmann (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Semantic alignment refers to a type of language that has two means of morphosyntactically encoding the arguments of intransitive predicates, typically treating these as an agent or as a patient of a ... More

The Unaccusativity PuzzleExplorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, and Martin Everaert (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257652
eISBN:
9780191717772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257652.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The phenomenon of unaccusativity is a central focus for the study of the complex properties of verb classes. The Unaccusative Hypothesis, first formulated in 1978, claimed that there are two classes ... More

Understanding and Measuring Morphological Complexity

Understanding and Measuring Morphological Complexity

Matthew Baerman, Dunstan Brown, and Greville G. Corbett (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723769
eISBN:
9780191791109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723769.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Language is a complex thing, otherwise we as humans would not devote so much of our resources to learning it, either the first time around or on later attempts. And of the many ways languages have of ... More

Use-Conditional MeaningStudies in Multidimensional Semantics

Use-Conditional Meaning: Studies in Multidimensional Semantics

Daniel Gutzmann

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723820
eISBN:
9780191791161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723820.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Pragmatic theories of meaning that go under the slogan of “meaning as use” are often conceived as fundamentally opposed to traditional truth-conditional semantics. However, Kaplan’s classic ... More

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