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B.A. Breen

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1938– ),

born St Arnaud, Victoria, is a teacher in the Victorian Education Department. He has published two books of verse, Behind My Eyes (1968), inter im (1973, a tiny pamphlet)...

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Locality in Syntax

Adriana Belletti.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistic Theories; Language Acquisition; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 10452 words.

Phenomena involving the displacement of syntactic units are widespread in human languages. The term displacement refers here to a dependency relation whereby a given syntactic constituent...

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William Labov

Matthew J. Gordon.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Sociolinguistics. 8913 words.

William Labov (b. 1927) is an American linguist who pioneered the study of variationist sociolinguistics. Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Labov studied English and philosophy at...

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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; Language Families; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics. 8563 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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Meanings of Constructions

Laura A. Michaelis.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Semantics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 9761 words.

Meanings are assembled in various ways in a construction-based grammar, and this array can be represented as a continuum of idiomaticity, a gradient of lexical fixity. Constructional...

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