Deconstructing Language Structure and Meaning

Deconstructing Language Structure and Meaning

This volume brings together a number of researchers working on generative syntax and semantics, language acquisition and phonology to explore various theoretical frameworks, ranging from generative grammar and formal semantics to more ...

Author: Mihaela Tănase-Dogaru

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527571815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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This volume brings together a number of researchers working on generative syntax and semantics, language acquisition and phonology to explore various theoretical frameworks, ranging from generative grammar and formal semantics to more descriptive approaches. The contributions gathered here investigate various aspects in the syntax, semantics, phonology and acquisition of Romanian in comparison with other (mainly Romance) languages. The book will be of interest to linguists who are keen on keeping up with the latest advances in the field of Romance studies, as well as those whose research bears on languages such as Hungarian, German, and Maltese, among others.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics

Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics

Presenting cutting-edge research in syntax and semantics, this important volume furthers theoretical claims in generative linguistics and represents a significant addition to present scholarship in the field.

Author: Raffaella Zanuttini

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589013050

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Presenting cutting-edge research in syntax and semantics, this important volume furthers theoretical claims in generative linguistics and represents a significant addition to present scholarship in the field. Leading scholars present crosslinguistic studies dealing with clausal architecture, negation, and tense and aspect, and the issue of whether a statistical model can by itself capture the richness of human linguistic abilities. Taken together, these contributions elegantly show how theoretical tools can propel our understanding of language beyond pretheoretical descriptions, especially when combined with the insight and skills of linguists who can analyze difficult and complex data. Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics covers a range of topics currently at the center of lively debate in the linguistic literature, such as the structure of the left periphery of the clause, the proper treatment of negative polarity items, and the role of statistical learning in building a model of linguistic competence. The ten original contributions offer an excellent balance of novel empirical description and theoretical analysis, applied to a wide range of languages, including Dutch, German, Irish English, Italian, Malagasy, Malay, and a number of medieval Romance languages. Scholars and students of semantics, syntax, and linguistic theory will find it to be a valuable resource for ongoing scholarship and advanced study.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies in Arabic Syntax and Semantics

Studies in Arabic Syntax and Semantics

The main portion of this book is historical, dealing with fundamental mechanisms of syntactic and semantic change. Here Bloch has made a substantial contribution to the historical syntax of Arabic.

Author: Ariel A. Bloch

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz

ISBN: UOM:39015022239803

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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In view of the great upsurge of interest in syntax in recent years, it is remarkable that there are so few studies of Arabic syntax, and the works of a diachronic orientation are virtually nonexistent. The main portion of this book is historical, dealing with fundamental mechanisms of syntactic and semantic change. Here Bloch has made a substantial contribution to the historical syntax of Arabic. Throughout the book the phenomena are viewed form a broad perspective that takes into account evidence not only from all periods and genres of Arabic (Ancient Poetic, Koranic, Classical, Middle, Modern Literary and Colloquial) but also from other Semitic (and occasionally non-Semitic). In the second printing are almost exclusively corrections of misprints and other minor alterations made.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies on Negation

Studies on Negation

The aim of this volume is to complement the vast body of research literature by offering a set of cutting-edge studies on negation.

Author: Silvio Cruschina

Publisher: V&r Unipress

ISBN: 3847105604

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Page: 216

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English summary: Negation is a universal feature of human language that is inherently logical in nature, presents typologically diverse manifestations, and plays a fundamental role in the mapping between syntactic structure and semantic interpretation. The aim of this volume is to complement the vast body of research literature by offering a set of cutting-edge studies on negation. All the contributions are related to recent questions bearing on the syntax and semantics of negative elements and the variation in their form, and follow the central assumption that a proper understanding of the multifaceted expression of negation is central to our understanding of the grammar as a whole. With this in mind, different approaches and a variety of empirical and analytic details have been included in this volume. Negation ist eine universelle Eigenschaft der menschlichen Sprache. German description: Als primare Disziplin der Logik tritt Negation in typologisch unterschiedlichsten Erscheinungsformen auf und spielt eine grosse Rolle fur die Syntax-Semantik-Schnittstelle. Mit diesem Band soll die umfassende Forschungsliteratur zur Negation durch eine Reihe von aktuellen Studien erganzt werden. Alle Beitrage beziehen sich auf Fragen oder Kontroversen, die sich mit der Syntax, Semantik und Variation negativer Elemente befassen, und gehen von der Annahme aus, dass ein grundlegendes Verstandnis der verschiedenen Realisierungen der Negation zentral fur unser Grammatikverstandnis ist. Die hier veroffentlichten Beitrage berucksichtigen verschiedene Herangehensweisen und eine Vielfalt empirischer und analytischer Details.
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Studies in Syntax and Semantics

Studies in Syntax and Semantics

Author: Ferenc Kiefer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0391001000

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: 242

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Categories: Grammar, Comparative and general

Partitives

Partitives

Author: Jacob Hoeksema

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110908985

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Welsh Language

The Welsh Language

Author: Schools Council (Great Britain). Project in Welsh as a First Language at the Secondary Stage

Publisher: Schools

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037286072

Category: Welsh language

Page: 413

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Categories: Welsh language