The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization

The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization PDF Author: Heiko Narrog
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199586780
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 911

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This book presents a critical assessment of research on grammaticalization, a central element in the process by which grammars are created. Leading scholars discuss its core theoretical and methodological bases, report on work in the field, and point to directions for new research. They represent every relevant theoretical perspective and approach.

The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect

The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect PDF Author: Robert I. Binnick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195381971
Category : Computers
Languages : en
Pages : 1089

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This Handbook is a comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible guide to the topics and theories that current form the front line of research into tense, aspect, and related areas.

The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar

The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar PDF Author: Bas Aarts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191071196
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 752

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This handbook provides an authoritative, critical survey of current research and knowledge in the grammar of the English language. Following an introduction from the editors, the volume's expert contributors explore a range of core topics in English grammar, beginning with issues in grammar writing and methodology. Chapters in part II then examine the various theoretical approaches to grammar, such as cognitive, constructional, and generative approaches, followed by the chapters in part III, which comprehensively cover the different subdomains of grammar, including compounds, phrase structure, clause types, tense and aspect, and information structure. Part IV offers coverage of the relationship between grammar and other fields - lexis, phonology, meaning, and discourse - while the concluding part of the book investigates grammatical change over time, regional variation, and genre and literary variation. The handbook's wide-ranging coverage will appeal to researchers and students of English language and linguistics from undergraduate level upwards.

The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis PDF Author: Bernd Heine
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191664790
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 1152

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This handbook compares the main analytic frameworks and methods of contemporary linguistics. It offers a unique overview of linguistic theory, revealing the common concerns of competing approaches. By showing their current and potential applications it provides the means by which linguists and others can judge what are the most useful models for the task in hand. Distinguished scholars from all over the world explain the rationale and aims of over thirty explanatory approaches to the description, analysis, and understanding of language. Each chapter considers the main goals of the model; the relation it proposes from between lexicon, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and phonology; the way it defines the interactions between cognition and grammar; what it counts as evidence; and how it explains linguistic change and structure. The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis offers an indispensable guide for everyone researching any aspect of language including those in linguistics, comparative philology, cognitive science, developmental philology, cognitive science, developmental psychology, computational science, and artificial intelligence. This second edition has been updated to include seven new chapters looking at linguistic units in language acquisition, conversation analysis, neurolinguistics, experimental phonetics, phonological analysis, experimental semantics, and distributional typology.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English PDF Author: Terttu Nevalainen (linguiste)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190627883
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 942

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This ambitious Handbook takes advantage of recent advances in the study of the history of English to rethink the understanding of the field.

The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology

The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology PDF Author: Rochelle Lieber
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199641641
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 927

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This book provides a comprehensive and thorough overview of the study of derivational morphology. Chapters cover theoretical and definitional matters, formal and semantic issues, interdisciplinary connections, and detailed descriptions of derivational processes in a wide range of language families.

The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar

The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar PDF Author: Ian Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199573778
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 704

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This handbook provides a critical guide to the most central proposition in modern linguistics: the notion, generally known as Universal Grammar, that a universal set of structural principles underlies the grammatical diversity of the world's languages. Part I considers the implications of Universal Grammar for philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language, and examines the history of the theory. Part II focuses on linguistic theory, looking at topics such as explanatory adequacy and how phonology and semantics fit into Universal Grammar. Parts III and IV look respectively at the insights derived from UG-inspired research on language acquisition, and at comparative syntax and language typology, while part V considers the evidence for Universal Grammar in phenomena such as creoles, language pathology, and sign language. The book will be a vital reference for linguists, philosophers, and cognitive scientists.

Handbuch der Eurolinguistik

Handbuch der Eurolinguistik PDF Author: Uwe Hinrichs
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
ISBN:
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : de
Pages : 993

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Das Handbuch der Eurolinguistik stellt die neue Disziplin kompakt, umfassend und in all ihren Verzweigungen von 1991 bis 2008 dar. Es besteht aus 45 thematischen Artikeln, die von 41 Spezialisten verfasst wurden. Block I Raum Europa behandelt die Besonderheit Europas und seiner kulturellen Identitat, seine Binnenraume und das Grenzproblem im Osten und Sudosten. Block II Die Sprachen in Europa stellt die gesamte Sprachenlandschaft Europas und ihre externe Linguistik dar, die einzelnen Sprachfamilien, die Bedeutung des Lateins fur Europa und in einem Exkurs das Baskische. Block III Areal Europa beschreibt die linguistic area Europe, prasentiert die Ergebnisse der Kontakt- und Sprachtypologie (Projekt Eurotyp) und beschreibt den vorherrschenden Sprachtypus in den vier grossen Arealen Westeuropa, Zentraleuropa, Balkan und Russland. Block IV Die linguistischen Ebenen fasst die Eigenschaften und Gemeinsamkeiten der europaischen Sprachen zusammen, von der phonetischen uber die lexikalische Ebene (Internationalismen; Anglizismen) bis hin zu einem pragmatisch-interaktiven Code der Europaer. Block V Sprachpolitik und Mehrsprachigkeit behandelt Sprache und Politik in Europa und stellt die wichtigsten Mehrsprachigkeitskonzepte und -projekte vor. Block VI Hintergrund zeigt die Wurzeln der Eurolinguistik in Geschichte und Vorgeschichte der Linguistik, ihre moderne theoretische Grundlegung und den sprachphilosophischen Hintergrund eines europaischen Sprachdenkens, schliesslich die Vision des kunftigen Vergleichs der Eurolinguistik mit Sprachwissenschaften aus anderen Kulturkreisen.

The Oxford Handbook of Modality and Mood

The Oxford Handbook of Modality and Mood PDF Author: Jan Nuyts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199591431
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 667

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This handbook offers an in depth and comprehensive state of the art survey of the linguistic domains of modality and mood. An international team of experts in the field examine the full range of methodological and theoretical approaches to the many facets of the phenomena involved. Following an opening section that provides an introduction and historical background to the topic, the volume is divided into five parts. Parts 1 and 2 present the basic linguistic facts about the systems of modality and mood in the languages of the world, covering the semantics and the expression of different subtypes of modality and mood respectively. The authors also examine the interaction of modality and mood, mutually and with other semantic categories such as aspect, time, negation, and evidentiality. In Part 3, authors discuss the features of the modality and mood systems in five typologically different language groups, while chapters in Part 4 deal with wider perspectives on modality and mood: diachrony, areality, first language acquisition, and sign language. Finally, Part 5 looks at how modality and mood are handled in different theoretical approaches: formal syntax, functional linguistics, cognitive linguistics and construction grammar, and formal semantics.

The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar

The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar PDF Author: Thomas Hoffmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195396685
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 586

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The last decade has seen a rise in popularity in construction-based approaches to grammar. The various approaches within the rubric 'construction grammar' all see language as a network of constructions-pairings of form and meaning. Construction Grammar, as a kind of cognitive linguistics, differs significantly from mainstream generative grammar as espoused by Chomsky and his followers. Advocates of Construction Grammar see it as a psychologically plausible theory of human language. As such, it is capable of providing a principled account of language acquisition, language variation and language change. Research in Construction Grammar also includes multidisciplinary cognitive studies in psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and computational linguistics. The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar is the first authoritative reference work solely dedicated to Construction Grammar. Divided into five sections, the book will be an invaluable resource that students and scholars alike can turn to for a comprehensive account of current work on Construction Grammar, its theoretical foundations, and its applications to and relationship with other kinds of linguistic enquiry.