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{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...

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Adjectives in extended predicative positions

P. H. Matthews.

in The Positions of Adjectives in English

December 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Semantics. 8220 words.

This is the first of two chapters which deal with the functions of adjectives in clauses. One problem is to distinguish complements of a verb, often described as licensed by it, from...

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Adverbials

Monika Rathert.

in The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Semantics. 11094 words.

This article describes the different types of temporal adverbial, interactions of adverbials and tense, and tense and adverbials in subordinate clauses. From a morphosyntactic view, there...

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Again on Tense, Aspect, Mood Morpheme Order and the “Mirror Principle”

Guglielmo Cinque.

in Functional Structure from Top to Toe

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Semantics. 10491 words.

The preverbal order of mood, tense, and aspect morphemes motivates a universal hierarchy Mood over Tense over Aspect. Postverbally, the dominant order is the reverse of that, a fact that...

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Anaphoric clauses: Plains Cree's conjunct order

Clare Cook.

in The Clause-Typing System of Plains Cree

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Semantics. 20478 words.

Chapter 4 provides a parallel characterization of conjunct order verbs in Plains Cree as anaphoric clauses. After establishing the conditions under which an anaphor is licensed, it is shown...

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Argument Realization and Case in Japanese

Hideki Kishimoto.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Language Families; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Semantics. 8833 words.

Japanese is a language where the grammatical status of arguments and adjuncts is marked exclusively by postnominal case markers, and various argument realization patterns can be assessed by...

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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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Aspect and tense in evidentials

Ana Arregui, María Luisa Rivero and Andrés Salanova.

in Modality Across Syntactic Categories

February 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 7740 words.

This chapter investigates the interaction between evidential categories and temporal anchoring in Bulgarian, a South Slavic language, Mébengokre, a Jê language in Central Brazil, and...

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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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Beyond Delineation semantics

Heather Burnett.

in Gradability in Natural Language

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 10725 words.

This chapter studies a first class of extensions of the framework developed in the first part of the book: theoretical/formal extensions. More precisely, this chapter explores to what...

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