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Argument Realization in Syntax

Malka Rappaport Hovav.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Linguistic Theories; Semantics. 13490 words.

Words are sensitive to syntactic context. Argument realization is the study of the relation between argument-taking words, the syntactic contexts they appear in and the interpretive...

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Bare Nominals

Bert Le Bruyn, Henriëtte de Swart and Joost Zwarts.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Linguistic Theories; Semantics. 9115 words.

Bare nominals (also called “bare nouns”) are nominal structures without an overt article or other determiner. The distinction between a bare noun and a noun that is part of a larger nominal...

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Blocking

Franz Rainer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics. 8361 words.

Blocking can be defined as the non-occurrence of some linguistic form, whose existence could be expected on general grounds, due to the existence of a rival form. *Oxes, for example, is...

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Case

Andrej L. Malchukov.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistic Theories; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 10862 words.

Morphological case is conventionally defined as a system of marking of a dependent nominal for the type of relationship they bear to their heads. While most linguists would agree with this...

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Computational Phonology

Jane Chandlee and Jeffrey Heinz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Computational Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Phonetics and Phonology. 15296 words.

Computational phonology studies the nature of the computations necessary and sufficient for characterizing phonological knowledge. As a field it is informed by the theories of computation...

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Connectionism in Linguistic Theory

Xiaowei Zhao.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Phonetics and Phonology; Semantics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 9638 words.

Connectionism is an important theoretical framework for the study of human cognition and behavior. Also known as Parallel Distributed Processing (PDP) or Artificial Neural Networks (ANN),...

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Construction Morphology

Geert Booij.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistic Theories; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 7469 words.

Construction Morphology is a theory of word structure in which the complex words of a language are analyzed as constructions, that is, systematic pairings of form and meaning. These...

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Deixis and Pragmatics

William F. Hanks.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Cognitive Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Sociolinguistics; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics. 8511 words.

Deictic expressions, like English ‘this, that, here, and there’ occur in all known human languages. They are typically used to individuate objects in the immediate context in which they are...

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Displacement in Syntax

Klaus Abels.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Linguistic Theories; Semantics. 11422 words.

Displacement is a ubiquitous phenomenon in natural languages. Grammarians often speak of displacement in cases where the rules for the canonical word order of a language lead to the...

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Distributed Morphology

Jonathan David Bobaljik.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Linguistic Theories; Computational Linguistics. 15772 words.

Distributed Morphology (DM) is a framework in theoretical morphology, characterized by two core tenets: (i) that the internal hierarchical structure of words is, in the first instance,...

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