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Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai

Audrey Li and Andrew Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945658
eISBN:
9780190201104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945658.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on the cross-linguistic comparison of Chinese with other languages. It contains 16 chapters comparing specific major phenomena in Chinese syntax with corresponding ones in at least ... More

Classical NEG RaisingAn Essay on the Syntax of Negation

Classical NEG Raising: An Essay on the Syntax of Negation

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027311
eISBN:
9780262323840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027311.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book considers examples such as the one below on the interpretation where Nancy thinks that this course is not interesting: Nancy doesn't think this course is interesting. It argues that such ... More

The Clause-Typing System of Plains CreeIndexicality, Anaphoricity, and Contrast

The Clause-Typing System of Plains Cree: Indexicality, Anaphoricity, and Contrast

Clare Cook

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199654536
eISBN:
9780191747939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654536.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Plains Cree, an Algonquian language of western Canada, has two entirely distinct verbal inflectional paradigms: independent and conjunct. This book provides the first systematic investigation ... More

Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

Co-Compounds and Natural Coordination

Bernhard Wälchli

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276219
eISBN:
9780191706042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276219.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents a typological survey and analysis of co-compounds (also known as dvandva, coordinating compounds, and pair words). Co-compounds are compounds whose meaning is the result of ... 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

Cognitive GrammarA Basic Introduction

Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Ronald Langacker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Cognitive Grammar is a radical alternative to the formalist theories that have dominated linguistic theory during the last half century. Instead of an objectivist semantics based on truth conditions ... More

Cognitive Literary ScienceDialogues between Literature and Cognition

Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition

Michael Burke and Emily T. Troscianko (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496869
eISBN:
9780190496883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496869.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book brings together researchers with cognitive-scientific and literary backgrounds to present innovative research in all three variations on the possible interactions between literary studies ... More

Cognitive PragmaticsThe Mental Processes of Communication

Cognitive Pragmatics: The Mental Processes of Communication

Bruno G. Bara

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014113
eISBN:
9780262266062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014113.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book, which offers a theory of human communication that is both formalized through logic and empirically validated through experimental data and clinical studies, argues that communication is a ... More

CommandsA Cross-Linguistic Typology

Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This book focuses on the form and the function of commands—directive speech acts such as pleas, entreaties, and orders—from a typological perspective. A team of internationally renowned experts in ... More

A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese

A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese

Christina Tortora

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199945627
eISBN:
9780199369829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945627.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents and analyzes various features of the morpho-syntax of Borgomanerese, a Gallo-Italic dialect spoken in the town of Borgomanero, in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. The study ... More

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