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Peter Svenonius.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces

February 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 17487 words.

This article is about basic word order, morphology, and their relationship to movement. It explores some cross-linguistically pervasive word-order tendencies in which the hierarchical...

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À to Zu

Máire Noonan.

in Mapping Spatial PPs

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 15297 words.

This chapter argues for a richly articulated structure where a nominal head (Place) (cf. Terzi’s contribution) is embedded within an extended functional projection, itself embedded under...

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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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A-Bar Dependencies

Norvin Richards.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 7778 words.

The earliest work in minimalism was primarily concerned with A-movement and its effects. Still, the mechanisms proposed in this work and in its sequels have had profound implications for...

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Abstract Phrasal and Clausal Constructions

Thomas Hoffmann.

in The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar

April 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 9580 words.

This chapter examines abstract phrasal and clausal constructions, the most complex and schematic end of the constructicon cline. It outlines how constructionist approaches can describe and...

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Accentual Patterns in Romance Verb Forms

Judith Meinschaefer.

in Morphological Autonomy

August 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 6617 words.

What principles of morphology determine the locus of word stress in Spanish and Italian verb forms? It is argued that paradigmatic uniformity has played a crucial role in the evolution of...

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Acceptability Judgments

James Myers.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Phonetics and Phonology; Language Acquisition. 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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Accidents

P. H. Matthews.

in What Graeco-Roman Grammar Was About

February 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 4425 words.

This chapter addresses the ‘accidents’ of words. As defined in the New Shorter Oxford Dictionary, ‘accidence’ is ‘that part of grammar which deals with variable forms of words (inflections...

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Accusative Alternation in Old and Modern Romance

ANNA BARTRA KAUFMANN.

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

August 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 7636 words.

This chapter investigates the evolution of the argument structure of (psychological) transfer verbs from Latin to Romance. It proposes that the original Latin structure — a construction...

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Accusative and Ergative in Hindi

Anoop Mahajan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ergativity

June 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 7494 words.

This chapter examines the nature of case licensing of the direct object in ergative constructions in Hindi, a split ergative language. Split ergativity in Hindi is conditioned by aspect –...

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Accusative Datives in Spanish

Juan Romero.

in Variation in Datives

November 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 6198 words.

This chapter deals with those Spanish dialects where dative clitics have a feminine form for the third person: this clitic has the same shape as the third-person feminine object clitic....

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The ACI construction in the history of German

Augustin Speyer.

in Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 7264 words.

The ACI (accusativus cum infinitivo) in Modern German is governed almost exclusively by perception verbs. For genuine OHG, the same can be said. In MHG and ENHG authors began to experiment...

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Acquiring Possessives

Theo Marinis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics

July 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 8231 words.

The concepts of possession and ownership are among the first to be expressed by children when they start acquiring language. This chapter starts with an overview of the properties of...

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Acquiring Unaccusativity: A Cross-Linguistic look

Janet Randall, Angeliek van Hout, Jürgen Weissenborn and Harald Baayen.

in The Unaccusativity Puzzle

January 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 7875 words.

This chapter begins with a discussion of linking rules across languages. It then discusses the semantics of unaccusatives and an experiment to test the semantic factors in linking rules. It...

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The Acquisition of Case

Sonja Eisenbeiss, Bhuvana Narasimhan and Maria Voeikova.

in The Oxford Handbook of Case

November 2008; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 5974 words.

Case is one of the most heterogeneous nominal morphological categories: the number of case forms in morphological paradigms, the syntactic and semantic functions of case, and the set of...

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The Acquisition of Complements

Jill de Villiers and Tom Roeper.

in The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics

July 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 10971 words.

The development of complementation engages high-level parametric variation, a variety of separate modules, and very specific lexical variation across the possible grammars in UG. In...

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The Acquisition of Ergativity: An Overview

Edith Bavin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ergativity

June 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Acquisition. 6295 words.

The chapter illustrates variation associated with ergative alignment and properties of ergative languages that might impact on acquisition of the system. Language input, the social context...

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The Acquisition of Evidentiality

Stanka A. Fitneva.

in The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality

January 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Acquisition. 7715 words.

How do children learn the evidential system of their language? The primary goal of this chapter is to summarize existing research on this topic. Its secondary goal is to position this...

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The Acquisition of Japanese Syntax

Keiko Murasugi and Koji Sugisaki.

in The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics

November 2008; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 14260 words.

This article investigates a number of issues concerning parameter setting and developmental factors in language acquisition. It is mainly limited to studies on the acquisition of syntax...

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The Acquisition of Murrinhpatha (Northern Australia)

Bill Forshaw, Lucinda Davidson, Barbara Kelly, Rachel Nordlinger, Gillian Wigglesworth and Joe Blythe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis

September 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Acquisition; Language Families. 7355 words.

This chapter reports on initial findings of an ongoing large-scale research project into the acquisition of Murrinhpatha, a polysynthetic language of the Daly River region of the Northern...

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