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Acceptability Judgments

James Myers.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Computational Linguistics; Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Phonetics and Phonology; Psycholinguistics. 15067 words.

Acceptability judgments are reports of a speaker’s or signer’s subjective sense of the well-formedness, nativeness, or naturalness of (novel) linguistic forms. Their value comes in...

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Adjuncts Within Words and Complex Heads<sup>*</sup>

Glyne Piggott and Lisa Demena Travis.

in Syntax and its Limits

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Psycholinguistics. 6433 words.

If one assumes that the layers of morphology mirrors the hierarchy of syntax and that there is a correlation between phonological and syntactic cycles, then the treatment of vowels in...

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Allosemy, Idioms, and their Domains

Elena Anagnostopoulou and Yota Samioti.

in Syntax and its Limits

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Psycholinguistics. 12034 words.

This chapter explores what special meaning is and how it arises in word formation. It investigates the differences between idioms and the concept of ‘contextual allosemy’ introduced in...

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Argument alternations and cognates

Stephen Wechsler.

in Word Meaning and Syntax

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Psycholinguistics. 20437 words.

This chapter surveys the argument-taking properties of verbs and other predicators. It begins with argument selection (the question of which participants are expressed as subject, object,...

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Argument mapping approaches

Stephen Wechsler.

in Word Meaning and Syntax

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Psycholinguistics. 10500 words.

This chapter describes formal theories and frameworks for capturing the mapping from word meaning to syntactic structure. First, lexical approaches are presented. The development of...

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Bare Number<sup>*</sup>

Theodora Alexopoulou, Raffaella Folli and George Tsoulas.

in Syntax and its Limits

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Psycholinguistics. 9537 words.

Number as a nominal inflectional category contributes information regarding ‘how many individuals’ are within the collection to which predicates apply. This idea is developed in all...

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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 in Language Production

Alissa Melinger, Thomas Pechmann and Sandra Pappert.

in The Oxford Handbook of Case

November 2008; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 7406 words.

Speech production involves the transformation of a to-be-expressed idea, or message, into lexical and grammatical content. Given the generally recognised separation of functional and...

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Case in Lanuge Comprehension

Markus Bader and Monique Lamers.

in The Oxford Handbook of Case

November 2008; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 6629 words.

Research on human language comprehension has been heavily influenced by properties of the English language. Since case plays only a minor role in English, its role for language...

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Comparative Syntax and Language Disorders

Arhonto Terzi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

October 2008; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Psycholinguistics. 12298 words.

This article examines the relation between the study of comparative syntax and language disorders. It aims to demonstrate ways in which research on impaired language interacts with...

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