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Active/passive, reflexivity, and intransitivization

Harm Pinkster.

in The Oxford Latin Syntax

August 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 23414 words.

In this chapter three uses of the verbs that are normally treated in different chapters are discussed together. It is shown that from a semantic point of view the passive, reflexive, and...

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Adjectives and adjectival phrases

Raluca Brăescu.

in The Syntax of Old Romanian

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 2570 words.

This chapter presents the syntax of the adjective in OR. The following problems are discussed: the definiteness agreement patterns, marking of agreement with the head noun, postnominal and...

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Adverbial grammaticalization

Paolo Ramat.

in The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 3986 words.

This article examines the grammaticalisation of adverbs. It surveys ways in which adverbs can come into existence: via affixation, via case suffixes, and with true grammaticalised...

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Adverbs and adverbial phrases

Carmen Mîrzea Vasile.

in The Syntax of Old Romanian

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 1612 words.

This chapter addresses some syntactic changes affecting Romanian adverbs. Special attention is paid to the differences between OR and MR in the typology of adverbs, the internal structure...

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Agreement

Harm Pinkster.

in The Oxford Latin Syntax

August 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 13676 words.

A distinction is made between grammatical and notional agreement. Agreement exists at the clause level and at the noun phrase level. At the clause level grammatical agreement concerns the...

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Agreement domains and targets

Oliver Bond and Marina Chumakina.

in Archi

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 11182 words.

There are two distinct syntactic agreement domains in Archi, the noun phrase and the clause, each presenting different challenges for an account of the mechanisms underlying their...

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Agreement in Archi: An LFG perspective

Louisa Sadler.

in Archi

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 9421 words.

In Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG), syntactic agreement is primarily modelled as sharing or co-specification of agreement features at the level of f(unctional)-structure, which represents...

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Agreement in Archi from a minimalist perspective

Maria Polinsky.

in Archi

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 15515 words.

In Minimalist syntax, clause-level agreement is an asymmetrical connection between two elements linked via a single syntactic process, called Agree. All case and agreement licensing in...

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<i>A</i>-infinitives: A version of the Balkan subjunctive

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu.

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 11434 words.

The main argument is that a-infinitive complements have the underlying structure of the Balkan subjunctive, despite the non-finite morphology of the verb. This explains why these...

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Alignment

Eleanor Coghill.

in The Rise and Fall of Ergativity in Aramaic

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 15703 words.

Chapter 2 presents the current understanding of alignment of verbal arguments from a typological perspective. First, the areas of language which may exhibit alignment are outlined, namely...

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