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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

Computational PhenotypesTowards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Computational Phenotypes: Towards an Evolutionary Developmental Biolinguistics

Sergio Balari and Guillermo Lorenzo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665464
eISBN:
9780191746116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665464.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This is a book about language as a species-typical trait of humans. Linguists customarily describe it as an extremely exceptional capacity, even when compared with the biological endowment of closely ... More

Confronting the Death PenaltyHow Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Robin Conley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199334162
eISBN:
9780190263911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334162.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book probes how jurors make the ultimate decision about whether another human being should live or die. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Texas and interviews with jurors who served on ... More

Consequences of ContactLanguage Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Miki Makihara and Bambi B. Schieffelin (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Pacific is historically an area of enormous linguistic diversity, where talk figures as a central component of social life. Pacific communities, from Polynesia to Melanesia, also represent ... 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

Constructionalization and Constructional Changes

Constructionalization and Constructional Changes

Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679898
eISBN:
9780191760075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679898.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A constructionalist approach to language change is proposed, with focus on the development of signs in a usage-based model. The book's explore the interconnections between grammatical and lexical ... More

Constructions and EnvironmentsCopular, Passive, and Related Constructions in Old and Middle English

Constructions and Environments: Copular, Passive, and Related Constructions in Old and Middle English

Peter Petré

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199373390
eISBN:
9780199373413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373390.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This monograph presents the first comprehensive diachronic account of copular and passive verb constructions in Old and Middle English. Loss of the high-frequency verb weorðan ‘become’ is explained ... More

Constructions at WorkThe Nature of Generalization in Language

Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language

Adele Goldberg

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268511
eISBN:
9780191708428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268511.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates the nature of generalizations in language, drawing parallels between our linguistic knowledge and more general conceptual knowledge. The book combines theoretical, corpus, and ... More

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