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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

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

Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Li Julie Jiang

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190084165
eISBN:
9780190084202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084165.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates nominal arguments in classifier languages. A long-held claim is that classifier languages do not have overt article determiners (D). This book, however, brings to the forefront ... More

Phonological Word and Grammatical WordA Cross-Linguistic Typology

Phonological Word and Grammatical Word: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198865681
eISBN:
9780191898013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865681.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

‘Word’ is a cornerstone for the understanding of every language. It is a pronounceable phonological unit. It will also have a meaning, and a grammatical characterization-a morphological structure and ... More

YiddishBiography of a Language

Yiddish: Biography of a Language

Jeffrey Shandler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190651961
eISBN:
9780190651992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651961.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book provides an introduction to Yiddish, the foundational vernacular of Ashkenazi Jews, both as a subject of interest in its own right and for the distinctive issues that Yiddish raises for the ... More

Language or Dialect?The History of a Conceptual Pair

Language or Dialect?: The History of a Conceptual Pair

Raf Van Rooy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198845713
eISBN:
9780191880865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845713.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

‘What is the difference between a language and a dialect?’ is one of the questions most frequently asked of linguists. A notorious and oft-repeated answer is ‘A language is a dialect with an army and ... More

Linguistic Meaning Meets Linguistic Form

Linguistic Meaning Meets Linguistic Form

Patrick Duffley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198850700
eISBN:
9780191885648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850700.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book steers a middle course between two opposing conceptions that currently dominate the field of semantics, the logical and cognitive approaches. It brings to light the inadequacies of both ... More

Contrast and Representations in Syntax

Contrast and Representations in Syntax

Bronwyn M. Bjorkman and Daniel Currie Hall (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198817925
eISBN:
9780191859304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817925.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

Syntactic contrasts, the systems of grammatical oppositions that exist within individual languages, are typically formally encoded in terms of features. The nature of syntactic contrast is tied to a ... More

All Bullshit and Lies?Insincerity, Irresponsibility, and the Judgment of Untruthfulness

All Bullshit and Lies?: Insincerity, Irresponsibility, and the Judgment of Untruthfulness

Chris Heffer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190923280
eISBN:
9780190923327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923280.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In a post-factual world in which claims are often held to be true only to the extent that they partisanly confirm one’s preexisting beliefs, this book asks the following crucial questions: How can ... More

The Complexities of Morphology

The Complexities of Morphology

Peter Arkadiev and Francesco Gardani (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198861287
eISBN:
9780191893346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861287.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The volume deals with the multifaceted nature of morphological complexity understood as a composite rather than unitary phenomenon as it shows an amazing degree of crosslinguistic variation. It ... More

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