Advances in the Syntax of DPs: Structure, agreement, and by Anna Bondaruk, Gréte Dalmi, Alexander Grosu

By Anna Bondaruk, Gréte Dalmi, Alexander Grosu

The contributions during this quantity are dedicated to quite a few elements of the interior and exterior syntax of DPs in a large choice of languages belonging to the Slavic, Turkic, Finno-Ugric, Semitic and Germanic language households. specifically, the papers handle questions on the topic of the interior and exterior cartography of varied kinds of simplex and intricate DPs: the location of DPs inside of greater constructions, contract in phi-features and/or case among DPs and their predicates, in addition to among sub-elements of DPs, and/or the task of case to DPs in particular configurations. the 1st 4 chapters of the booklet concentration totally on the exterior syntax of DPs, and the rest chapters care for their inner syntax.

Show description

Read More

Dire, ne pas dire : Du bon usage de la langue française by Académie française

By Académie française

Dit-on Elle a l'air malin ou elle a l'air maligne ? D'ailleurs ou par ailleurs? Par contre ou en revanche ? Courbatu ou courbaturé ? Tout à coup ou tout d'un coup ? A l'attention de ou à l'intention de ? Ce qui reste ou ce qu'il reste ? Sabler ou sabrer le champagne ? À toutes ces interrogations, les académiciens et les linguistes du quai Conti apportent des réponses claires et passionnantes. Plus de one hundred fifty emplois fautifs, abus de sens, néologismes ou anglicismes sont ici exposés et rectifiés à travers des cas concrets et quotidiens. Un précieux ouvrage, un vif hommage à l'intelligence et aux subtilités de l. a. langue française.

Show description

Read More

Quantitative Approaches to Grammar and Grammatical Change: by Sam Featherston, Yannick Versley

By Sam Featherston, Yannick Versley

The purpose of this booklet is to spotlight the level to which extra rigorous size of grammatical results can yield insights into grammatical buildings and grammatical switch. whereas there's a few incidental dialogue of methodologies and knowledge processing concepts, the point of interest during this paintings is firmly at the result of such paintings and never at the technicalities of it.

Show description

Read More

A Grammar of Miya (University of California Publications in by Russell G. Schuh

By Russell G. Schuh

A Grammar of Miya describes a language of the Chadic relatives spoken in Northern Nigeria. this is often the 1st documentation of Miya apart from note lists. The grammar describes all elements of the language. Of specific typological curiosity are the tone process, a "terraced point" process within which tone operates over multi-syllabic domain names, and be aware order, that is VXS in lots of contexts.

Show description

Read More

Aspects of Split Ergativity by Jessica Coon

By Jessica Coon

In languages with aspect-based cut up ergativity, one section of the grammar follows an ergative trend, whereas one other indicates a "split." during this e-book, Jessica Coon argues that aspectual break up ergativity doesn't mark a break up in how case is assigned, yet fairly, a break up in sentence constitution. particularly, the contexts during which we discover the looks of a nonergative trend in an another way ergative language contain additional structure--a disassociation among the syntactic predicate and the stem wearing the lexical verb stem.

The publication starts with an research of break up individual marking styles in Chol, a Mayan language of southern Mexico. the following visual appeal of break up ergativity follows obviously from the truth that the revolutionary and the imperfective morphemes are verbs, whereas the perfective morpheme isn't. the truth that the nonperfective morphemes are verbs, mixed with self sufficient houses of Chol grammar, leads to the looks of a split.

This ebook extra surveys aspectual splits in numerous unrelated languages and provides a proof for the common directionality of break up ergativity: in splits, ergativity is usually retained within the perfective element. Following Laka's (2006) notion for Basque, Coon proposes that the cross-linguistic tendency for imperfective elements to trend with locative buildings is accountable for the biclausality which motives the looks of a nonergative trend. development on Demirdache and Uribe-Etxebarria's (2000) prepositional account of spatiotemporal relatives, Coon proposes that the perfective is rarely periphrastic--and therefore by no means comprises a split--because there is not any preposition in traditional language that thoroughly captures the relation of the assertion time to the event time denoted through the perfective point.

Show description

Read More

Configurationality in Hungarian by Katalin E. Kiss

By Katalin E. Kiss

The objective of this e-book is to argue for the declare that Hungarian sentence constitution includes a non-configurational propositional part, preceded via configurationally decided operator positions. during this, quite a few descriptive problems with Hungarian syntax might be analyzed, and numerous theoretical questions about the life and nature of non­ configurational languages should be addressed. The descriptive difficulties to be tested in Chapters 2 and three focus on the be aware order of Hungarian sentences. bankruptcy 2 identifies an invariant constitution within the it sounds as if freely permutable Hungarian sentence, declaring systematic correspondences among the structural place, interpre­ tation, and stressing and intonation of different components. bankruptcy three analyzes the observe order phenomenon characteristically referred to as 'sentence inter- I twining' of complicated sentences, and indicates that the time period, in truth, covers various buildings (a constitution as a result of operator flow, and a base generated trend) with modifications in constituent order, operator scope and V-object contract. bankruptcy four bargains interpretation, case task, with the coreference chances of reflexives, reciprocals, own seasoned­ nouns, and lexical NPs. eventually, bankruptcy five assigns constructions to the 2 significant sentence forms containing an infinitive. It analyzes infinitives with an AGR marker and a lexical topic, concentrating on the matter of case project to the topic, in addition to topic regulate buildings, accounting for his or her usually paradoxical, at the same time mono- and biclausal behaviour in admire to notice order, operator scope, and V-object agreement.

Show description

Read More

Unaccusative Verbs in Romance Languages by I. Mackenzie

By I. Mackenzie

The writer questions the established order in Romance linguistics. The Ergative/Unaccusative syntactic process has been approved because the orthodox analytical paradigm. He re-examines either the theoretical valuable and the empirical facts for that procedure, drawing on a large number of new and awesome info from Italian, Spanish, French and Catalan.

Show description

Read More

Les connecteurs temporels du francais (Cahiers Chronos 15) by Estelle Moline

By Estelle Moline

Ce quantity r?unit six ?tudes sur les connecteurs temporels du fran?ais, qui ont ?t? pr?sent?es lors de los angeles journ?e d’?tudes Grammatica organis?e ? l’Universit? d’Artois le 25 mai 2005 par Estelle Moline et Dejan Stosic. Il start par une ?tude diachronique de Bernard Combettes, qui aborde le probl?me de l’alternance que / ce que dans los angeles structure des locutions conjonctives temporelles en ancien fran?ais, en analysant en d?tail le cas de d?s (ce) que. Ensuite, Walter De Mulder ?tudie l’adverbe maintenant ? l. a. fois dans ses emplois temporels et non temporels et se suggest de montrer que cet ?l?ment peut ?tre consid?r? comme une expression token-reflexive. Anne Le Draoulec s’int?resse au glissement de los angeles subordination temporelle ? l. a. connexion temporelle. Dans son article, elle ?tudie les cas du « quand inverse » et deux autres subordonnants, jusqu’? ce que et avant que. Estelle Moline s’interroge sur l. a. query de savoir s’il est ou non pertinent de distinguer en fran?ais deux morph?mes homophones comme, l’un temporel, l’autre causal, ou si au contraire il s’agit d’un seul et m?me ?l?ment. Dans leur contribution, Corinne Rossari et Violaine Paillard s’int?ressent ? l’expression apr?s tout en le d?crivant comme ?tant un connecteur effectuant une op?ration de r?vision, et en pr?cisent les modalit?s selon lesquelles cette proc?dure de r?vision s’?tablit. Le quantity se termine sur un article de Patrick Caudal et Carl Vetters qui essaient de montrer que les temps verbaux jouent un r?le analogue ? celui des connecteurs temporels dans los angeles structuration du discours.

Show description

Read More