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Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Neil Myler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A major question for linguistic theory concerns how the structure of sentences relates to their meaning. There is broad agreement in the field that there is some regularity in the way that lexical ... 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

Concealed Questions

Concealed Questions

Ilaria Frana

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199670925
eISBN:
9780191749605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670925.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Understanding the properties of questions and their embedding predicates has been a central project in theoretical syntax and semantics over the last fifty years. This book examines the semantic ... More

The Development of Latin Clause StructureA Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Lieven Danckaert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The focus of this book is Latin word order, and in particular the relative ordering of direct objects and lexical verbs (OV vs. VO), and auxiliaries and non-finite verbs (VAux vs. AuxV). One aim of ... More

The Discourse of News ValuesHow News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

The Discourse of News Values: How News Organizations Create Newsworthiness

Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190653934
eISBN:
9780190653972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190653934.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Discourse of News Values breaks new ground in news media research in offering the first book-length treatment of the construction of newsworthiness through words and images. With an ... More

From Drag Queens to LeathermenLanguage, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Rusty Barrett

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195390179
eISBN:
9780190676896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390179.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book analyzes gendered forms of language use in several different gay male subcultures. The subcultures considered include drag queens, radical faeries, bears, circuit boys, barebackers, and ... More

Graded ModalityQualitative and Quantitative Perspectives

Graded Modality: Qualitative and Quantitative Perspectives

Daniel Lassiter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198701347
eISBN:
9780191770616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701347.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics

This book explores graded expressions of modality, a rich and underexplored source of insight into modal semantics. Studies on modal language to date have largely focussed on a small and ... More

Impossible Languages

Impossible Languages

Andrea Moro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Understanding the nature and the structure of human language coincides with capturing the constraints which make a conceivable language possible or, equivalently, with discovering whether there can ... More

Impossible Persons

Impossible Persons

Daniel Harbour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034739
eISBN:
9780262336048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034739.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Personal reference, one of the simplest functions of human language, presents linguistic theory with one of its most basic problems: what is the range of possible person systems, and why? Impossible ... More

Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Ana Arregui, María Luisa Rivero, and Andrés Salanova (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198718208
eISBN:
9780191787539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718208.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume explores the extremely rich diversity found under the “modal umbrella” in natural language. Offering a cross-linguistic perspective on the encoding of modal meanings that draws on novel ... More

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