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Africa's Endangered LanguagesDocumentary and Theoretical Approaches

Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Relatively little is known about Africa’s endangered languages. In an era when we are racing against time to study and preserve the world’s threatened languages before they go extinct, a ... More

The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation

Paul Kockelman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190636531
eISBN:
9780190636562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190636531.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book is about media, mediation, and meaning. It focuses on a set of interrelated processes whereby seemingly human-specific modes of meaning become automated by machines, formatted by protocols, ... More

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

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

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

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

From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Don Ringe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198792581
eISBN:
9780191834578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792581.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English, focusing specifically on linguistic structure. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the ... 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

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