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Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book provides a formal analysis of root and complement clauses in Old Romanian. The emphasis falls on the typological mixture of Balkan syntactic patterns (e.g. the generalized subjunctive ... More

The Verbal Complex in RomanceA Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces

The Verbal Complex in Romance: A Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces

Paola Monachesi

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274758
eISBN:
9780191705908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274758.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explores the interface between syntax and the other components of the grammar, particularly phonology, morphology, and argument structure. It contains case studies, on subjects such as ... More

The Verbal Domain

The Verbal Domain

Roberta D'Alessandro, Irene Franco, and Ángel J. Gallego (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198767886
eISBN:
9780191821738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767886.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The structure of the VP, its complexity, its semantics, its function, and the universality of the heads that it contains are a fascinating puzzle. A lot of progress has been made: this volume ... More

VerbsAspect and Causal Structure

Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure

William Croft

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199248582
eISBN:
9780191740657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248582.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

“Verbs: aspect and causal structure” presents a model of event structure for the analysis of aspectual constructions and argument structure constructions in English and other languages. The central ... More

Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

Michele Loporcaro

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199656554
eISBN:
9780191779749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656554.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

The book provides a global reappraisal of a central topic of Romance historical linguistics: the development of vowel length from Latin to the Romance languages and dialects. In Latin, vowel length ... More

Vowel Prosthesis in RomanceA Diachronic Study

Vowel Prosthesis in Romance: A Diachronic Study

Rodney Sampson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541157
eISBN:
9780191716096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541157.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book presents for the first time an in‐depth historical account of vowel prosthesis in the Romance languages. Vowel prosthesis is a change which involves the appearance of a non‐etymological ... More

Ways of Structure Building

Ways of Structure Building

Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume offers the reader a wide and updated view of some of the most important approaches to three key questions in contemporary syntactic theory: What are the operations available for ... More

Weak Island Semantics

Weak Island Semantics

Márta Abrusán

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199639380
eISBN:
9780191757426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639380.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents a novel semantic account of weak, or selective, islands. Weak islands are configurations that block the displacement of certain elements in a sentence. Examples of island ... More

What is English?And Why Should We Care?

What is English?: And Why Should We Care?

Tim William Machan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199601257
eISBN:
9780191759031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601257.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

What is English? Why do we care? And for that matter how do we know? To answer these questions this book draws on original archival research as well as historical and grammatical analysis. It ... More

What Is Good Writing?

What Is Good Writing?

Geoffrey Huck

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190212957
eISBN:
9780190212971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212957.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

There was a time when good writing would be defined simply by adverting to a few literary classics. That kind of strategy is less helpful these days, when so many different styles and voices are ... More

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