Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 1,521 items for:

Arts and Humanities x Semantics x clear all

{A/a}spect/discourse interactions

Liliane Tasmowski.

in Sentence and Discourse

October 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Semantics. 8091 words.

This chapter has its origin in the totally unexpected observation that in a translation of a narrative text from French into Bulgarian each and every preverbal weak indefinite subject in...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

A-Bar-Movement in Pseudogapping

Kirsten Gengel.

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics. 10475 words.

This chapter discusses the A-bar-movement approaches that have been put forward to account for the movement of the object in Pseudogapping: Heavy Noun Phrase Shift, and Focus Movement. The...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

Ability, Action, and Causation: From Pure Ability to Force<sup>∗</sup>

Anastasia Giannakidou and Eleni Staraki.

in Genericity

December 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics. 11094 words.

This chapter shows that Greek distinguishes empirically ability as a precondition for action, and ability as initiating and sustaining fo...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

About the Speaker

Alessandra Giorgi.

December 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Semantics. 242 pages.

This book considers the syntax of the left periphery of clauses in relation to the extra‐sentential context. The prevailing point of view, in the literature in this field is that the...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract


David Beaver and Henk Zeevat.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces

February 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics. 16052 words.

This article explores the complex and intricate problem of accommodation, which sits right at the linguistic interface between semantics and pragmatics. Accommodation is an inferential...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract


James Higginbotham.

in Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

November 2009; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics. 4017 words.

This chapter reviews some arguments that accomplishments are syntactically represented by ordered pairs of positions for events, and that the ‘accomplishment’ interpretation of a predicate...

Go to Oxford Scholarship Online »  abstract

Acquiring the meaning of free relative clauses and plural definite descriptions

Ivano Caponigro, Lisa Pearl, Neon Brooks and David Barner.

in Journal of Semantics

May 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Semantics. 11838 words.

Plural definite descriptions (e.g. the things on the plate) and free relative clauses (e.g. what is on the plate) have been argued to share the same semantic properties, despite their...

Go to Oxford Journals »  abstract

The Acquisition of Color Words

Katie Wagner and David Barner.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Cognitive Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Semantics. 8924 words.

Human experience of color results from a complex interplay of perceptual and linguistic systems. At the lowest level of perception, the human visual system transforms the visible light...

Go to Oxford Research Encyclopedias »  abstract

Actions and their Results in Greek and English: The Complementarity of Morphologically Encoded (Viewpoint) Aspect and Syntactic Resultative Predication

Geoffrey Horrocks and Melita Stavrou.

in Journal of Semantics

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Semantics. 0 words.

This article addresses the issue of why some languages permit the interpretation of what are basically simple‐action transitive verbs (e.g. beat) as causative change‐of‐state verbs in the...

Go to Oxford Journals »  abstract

Additive Particles and Polarity

Hotze Rullmann.

in Journal of Semantics

November 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Semantics. 0 words.

This article discusses the semantics of the additive focus particles too and either and the factors governing the alternation between the two. It is argued that too and either are not...

Go to Oxford Journals »  abstract