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Defaults in Morphological Theory

Defaults in Morphological Theory

Nikolas Gisborne and Andrew Hippisley (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198712329
eISBN:
9780191780882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712329.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Default-based analyses of linguistic data are most prevalent in morphological descriptions because morphology is pervaded by idiosyncrasy and irregularity, and defaults allow for a representation of ... More

Gender from Latin to RomanceHistory, Geography, Typology

Gender from Latin to Romance: History, Geography, Typology

Michele Loporcaro

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199656547
eISBN:
9780191848100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199656547.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The book addresses grammatical gender in Romance, and its development from Latin. It works with the toolbox of current linguistic typology, and asks the fundamental question of how the Latin ... More

Indefinite Pronouns

Indefinite Pronouns

Martin Haspelmath

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198235606
eISBN:
9780191851971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198235606.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Most of the world's languages have indefinite pronouns, that is, expressions such as someone, anything, and nowhere. This book presents an encyclopaedic investigation of indefinite pronouns in the ... More

Nominal Contact in Michif

Nominal Contact in Michif

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Michif is an endangered language spoken by approximately a few hundred Métis people, mostly located in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada. Michif is usually categorized as a mixed language (Bakker ... More

Person, Case, and AgreementThe Morphosyntax of Inverse Agreement and Global Case Splits

Person, Case, and Agreement: The Morphosyntax of Inverse Agreement and Global Case Splits

András Bárány

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198804185
eISBN:
9780191842399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804185.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This monograph discusses the interaction of person features, case-marking, and agreement across languages, and models the variation using parameters and parameter hierarchies. In both inverse ... More

Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony

Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony

Adriana Cardoso

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198723783
eISBN:
9780191791123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723783.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book sheds light on language variation and change from a generative syntactic perspective, based on a case study of relative clauses in Portuguese and other languages. Concretely, it offers a ... More

Verb Movement in RomanceA Comparative Study

Verb Movement in Romance: A Comparative Study

Norma Schifano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198804642
eISBN:
9780191842863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804642.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a detailed account of verb movement across more than twenty standard and non-standard Romance varieties. It examines the position of the verb with respect to a wide selection of ... More

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