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Asking and Telling in Conversation

Asking and Telling in Conversation

Anita Pomerantz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190927431
eISBN:
9780197522875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927431.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The work contains nine published conversation analytic articles by Anita Pomerantz on asking and telling practices. Each paper explicates complexities involved when people ask or tell something. ... More

Syntactic Features and the Limits of Syntactic Change

Syntactic Features and the Limits of Syntactic Change

Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson and Thórhallur Eythórsson (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198832584
eISBN:
9780191871115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832584.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume brings together the latest diachronic research on syntactic features and their role in restricting syntactic change. The chapters address a central theoretical issue in diachronic syntax: ... More

Verb-Verb Complexes in Asian Languages

Verb-Verb Complexes in Asian Languages

Taro Kageyama, Peter E. Hook, and Prashant Pardeshi (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198759508
eISBN:
9780191821424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759508.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This volume presents a detailed survey of the systems of verb-verb complexes in Asian languages from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. Many Asian languages share, to a greater or lesser ... More

Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages

Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages

Ivano Caponigro, Harold Torrence, and Roberto Zavala Maldonado (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197518373
eISBN:
9780197518410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518373.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This volume presents the collective work of a team of twenty-one scholars who have investigated headless relative clauses in fifteen languages from five language families—all Mesoamerican but one. ... More

Reimagining Rapport

Reimagining Rapport

Zane Goebel (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190917074
eISBN:
9780190917104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917074.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This collection sketches the use of the term rapport within the fields of anthropology, sociology, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and linguistic anthropology. Rather than leave the term ... More

Smuggling in Syntax

Smuggling in Syntax

Adriana Belletti and Chris Collins (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197509869
eISBN:
9780197509906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509869.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

One of the fundamental properties of human language is movement, where a constituent moves from one position in a sentence to another position. Syntactic theory has long been concerned with ... More

Women in the History of Linguistics

Women in the History of Linguistics

Wendy Ayres-Bennett and Helena Sanson (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198754954
eISBN:
9780191816451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754954.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Women in the History of Linguistics is a ground-breaking investigation into women’s contribution to the description, analysis, and codification of languages across a wide range of different ... More

Anti-contiguityA Theory of Wh- Prosody

Anti-contiguity: A Theory of Wh- Prosody

Jason Kandybowicz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197509739
eISBN:
9780197509777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509739.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a theory of wh- prosody according to which wh- expressions must avoid forming prosodic constituents with overt complementizers at the level of Intonational Phrase. The theory is ... More

Unbounded Dependency ConstructionsTheoretical and Experimental Perspectives

Unbounded Dependency Constructions: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives

Rui P. Chaves and Michael T. Putnam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198784999
eISBN:
9780191827204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784999.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book is about one of the most intriguing features of human communication systems: the fact that words which go together in meaning can occur arbitrarily far away from each other. The kind of ... More

The Emergence of Functions in Language

The Emergence of Functions in Language

Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Marielle Butters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198844297
eISBN:
9780191879838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844297.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

Why do grammatical systems of various languages express different meanings? Given that languages spoken in the same geographical area by people sharing similar social structure, occupations, and ... More

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