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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

Constructions of IntersubjectivityDiscourse, Syntax, and Cognition

Constructions of Intersubjectivity: Discourse, Syntax, and Cognition

Arie Verhagen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226702
eISBN:
9780191706646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226702.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book shows that the meaning of grammatical constructions often has more to do with the human cognitive capacity for taking other peoples' points of view than with describing the world. Treating ... More

Contact LinguisticsBilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes

Contact Linguistics: Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes

Carol Myers-Scotton

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299530
eISBN:
9780191708107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Contact Linguistics is a critical investigation of grammatical structures when bilingual speakers use their two or more languages in the same clause. Myers-Scotton examines major contact ... More

Continuations and Natural Language

Continuations and Natural Language

Chris Barker and Chung-chieh Shan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The continuation of an expression is a portion of its surrounding context. This book proposes and defends the continuation hypothesis: that the meaning of a natural language expression can depend on ... More

Control and Restructuring

Control and Restructuring

Thomas Grano

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198703921
eISBN:
9780191773082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703921.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Relying primarily on data from English, Mandarin Chinese, and modern Greek, this book investigates the intimate relationship that control bears to restructuring and to the meanings of the embedding ... More

CopulasUniversals in the Categorization of the Lexicon

Copulas: Universals in the Categorization of the Lexicon

Regina Pustet

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258505
eISBN:
9780191717727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258505.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Copulas (in English, the verb to be) are conventionally defined functionally as a means of relating elements of clause structure, especially subject and complement, and considered to be semantically ... More

Count and Mass Across Languages

Count and Mass Across Languages

Diane Massam (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume explores the expression of the concepts count and mass in human language and probes the complex relation between seemingly incontrovertible aspects of meaning and their varied grammatical ... More

Creating Language CrimesHow Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book describes and illustrates eleven powerful conversational strategies used by undercover police officers and cooperating witnesses who secretly tape-record targets in criminal investigations. ... More

Cross-Linguistic Studies of Imposters and Pronominal Agreement

Cross-Linguistic Studies of Imposters and Pronominal Agreement

Chris Collins (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199336852
eISBN:
9780199364855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336852.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Imposters are 3SG DPs that are used to refer to the speaker (author) or addressee. This volume explores verbal and pronominal agreement with imposters from a cross-linguistic perspective. The central ... More

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