The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis

The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis

This book offers a crosslinguistic survey of polysynthetic languages, in which single multi-morpheme verb forms can express what would be whole sentences in English.

Author: Michael Fortescue

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199683208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This handbook offers an extensive crosslinguistic and cross-theoretical survey of polysynthetic languages, in which single multi-morpheme verb forms can express what would be whole sentences in English. These languages and the problems they raise for linguistic analyses have long featured prominently in language descriptions, and yet the essence of polysynthesis remains under discussion, right down to whether it delineates a distinct, coherent type, rather than an assortment of frequently co-occurring traits. Chapters in the first part of the handbook relate polysynthesis to other issues central to linguistics, such as complexity, the definition of the word, the nature of the lexicon, idiomaticity, and to typological features such as argument structure and head marking. Part two contains areal studies of those geographical regions of the world where polysynthesis is particularly common, such as the Arctic and Sub-Arctic and northern Australia. The third part examines diachronic topics such as language contact and language obsolence, while part four looks at acquisition issues in different polysynthetic languages. Finally, part five contains detailed grammatical descriptions of over twenty languages which have been characterized as polysynthetic, with special attention given to the presence or absence of potentially criterial features.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Polysynthesis Parameter

The Polysynthesis Parameter

This book investigates in detail the grammar of polysynthetic languages--those with very complex verbal morphology.

Author: Mark C. Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199762323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

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This book investigates in detail the grammar of polysynthetic languages--those with very complex verbal morphology. Baker argues that polysynthesis is more than an accidental collection of morphological processes; rather, it is a systematic way of representing predicate-argument relationships that is parallel to but distinct from the system used in languages like English. Having repercussions for many areas of syntax and related aspects of morphology and semantics, this argument results in a comprehensive picture of the grammar of polysynthetic languages. Baker draws on examples from Mohawk and certain languages of the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, Australia, and Siberia.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics

ASL, like many signed languages, is highly synthetic with tendencies toward
polysynthesis (Wallin 1990; EngbergPedersen 1993). ASL allows morphemes
indicating action, person agreement, aspect, and adverbial information to be ...

Author: Dirk Geeraerts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199890026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1368

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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of the main theoretical concepts and descriptive/theoretical models of Cognitive Linguistics, and covers its various subfields, theoretical as well as applied. The first twenty chapters give readers the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the fundamental analytic concepts and descriptive models of Cognitive Linguistics and their background. The book starts with a set of chapters discussing different conceptual phenomena that are recognized as key concepts in Cognitive Linguistics: prototypicality, metaphor, metonymy, embodiment, perspectivization, mental spaces, etc. A second set of chapters deals with Cognitive Grammar, Construction Grammar, and Word Grammar, which, each in their own way, bring together the basic concepts into a particular theory of grammar and a specific model for the description of grammatical phenomena. Special attention is given to the interrelation between Cognitive and Construction Grammar. A third set of chapters compares Cognitive Linguistics with other forms of linguistic research (functional linguistics, autonomous linguistics, and the history of linguistics), thus giving a readers a better grip on the position of Cognitive Linguistics within the landscape of linguistics at large. The remaining chapters apply these basic notions to various more specific linguistic domains, illustrating how Cognitive Linguistics deals with the traditional linguistic subdomains (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, text and discourse), and demonstrating how it handles linguistic variation and change. Finally they consider its importance in the domain of Applied Linguistics, and look at interdisciplinary links with research fields such as philosophy and psychology. With a well-known cast of contributors from around the world, this reference work will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in (cognitive) linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language

Language

The Oxford handbook of case. ... The handbook of morphology, ed. by Andrew
Spencer and Arnold Zwicky, 521–38. ... per 1 125009 Moscow, Russian
Federation [plungian(agmail.com] Variations on polysynthesis: The Eskaleut
languages.

Author: George Melville Bolling

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105134085021

Category: Comparative linguistics

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Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Society in v. 1-11, 1925-34. After 1934 they appear in Its Bulletin.
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The Limits of Syntactic Variation

The Limits of Syntactic Variation

Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press. Baker, M. 1996. The Polysynthesis
Parameter. Oxford: OUP. Baker, M. 2001a. The Atoms of ... and polysynthesis. In
Language Typology and Language Universals: An International Handbook, Vol.

Author: Theresa Biberauer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027290663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 521

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Against the background of the past half century’s typological and generative work on comparative syntax, this volume brings together 16 papers considering what we have learned and may still be able to learn about the nature and extent of syntactic variation. More specifically, it offers a multi-perspective critique of the Principles and Parameters approach to syntactic variation, evaluating the merits and shortcomings of the pre-Minimalist phase of this enterprise and considering and illustrating the possibilities opened up by recent empirical and theoretical advances. Contributions focus on four central topics: firstly, the question of the locus of variation, whether the attested variation may plausibly be understood in parametric terms and, if so, what form such parameters might take; secondly, the fate of one of the most prominent early parameters, the Null Subject Parameter; thirdly, the matter of parametric clusters more generally; and finally, acquisition issues.
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Word

Word

Göran Kjellmer 179 A structural typology of polysynthesis . . . . . . . . . . Johanna
Mattissen 189 On group and phrase in ... The Oxford handbook of computational
linguistics . . . . . E . S . Wheeler 317 MISCELLANEA Style sheet for WORD .

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ISBN: UOM:39015066121016

Category: Language and languages

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Categories: Language and languages

Syntax

Syntax

Chicago University Press. Baker, M. C. (1996) The Polysynthesis Parameter.
Oxford University Press. Baker, M. C. (2000) The natures of nonconfigurationality.
In M. Baltin and C. Collins (eds.) The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic
Theory.

Author: Andrew Carnie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118321874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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Andrew Carnie’s bestselling textbook on syntax has guided thousands of students through the discipline of theoretical syntax; retaining its popularity due to its combination of straightforward language, comprehensive coverage, and numerous exercises. In this third edition, topics have been updated, new exercises added, and the online resources have been expanded. Supported by expanded online student and instructor resources, including extra chapters on HPSG, LFG and time-saving materials for lecturers, including problem sets, PowerPoint slides, and an instructors’ manual Features new chapters on ellipsis, auxiliaries, and non-configurational languages Covers topics including phrase structure, the lexicon, Case theory, movement, covert movement, locality conditions, VP shells, and control Accompanied by a new optional workbook, available separately, of sample problem sets which are designed to give students greater experience of analyzing syntactic structure
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Proceedings of LP 96

Proceedings of LP 96

Quileute . in : Handbook of American Indian Languages III ( ed . F . Boas ) .
Columbia University Press . New York : 151 - 292 . Baker , M . C . 1996 . The
Polysynthesis Parameter . Oxford University Press . New York - Oxford . Boas , F .
1911 .

Author: Bohumil Palek

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000057013389

Category: Linguistic universals

Page: 537

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Categories: Linguistic universals

Acta Universitatis Carolinae

Acta Universitatis Carolinae

The Polysynthesis Parameter . Oxford University Press . New York - Oxford . Boas
, F . 1911 . Introduction . in : Handbook of American Indian Languages . Part 1 ,
Bulletin Smithsonian Institution . Bureau of American Ethnology 40 . Government
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067403082

Category: Philology

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Categories: Philology

CLS

CLS

I do not claim , however , that affixal polysynthesis necessarily developed from
the compositional type , as there are languages , such as the ... Quileute ( Extract
from Handbook of American Indian Languages III ) . ... Oxford : Pergamon Press .

Author: Chicago Linguistic Society. Regional Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073504675

Category: Language and languages

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Categories: Language and languages

Archaism and Orality in Homeric Syntax

Archaism and Orality in Homeric Syntax

The Polysynthesis Parameter . New York : Oxford University Press . - . 2001a .
Configurationality and Polysynthesis . In Language Typology and Language
Universals : An International Handbook , edited by M . Haspelmath . Berlin :
Walter de ...

Author: Daphne Kleps

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210267600

Category:

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Harvard University Bulletin

Harvard University Bulletin

Philology . Student ' s handbook ( The ) to the university and colleges of Oxford .
... 39 of the committee of the senate upon the relations Brinton , D . G . On
polysynthesis and incorpobetween labor and capital , and testimony taken by
ration as ...

Author: Harvard University

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ISBN: MINN:319510022469910

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The Routledge Handbook of North American Languages

The Routledge Handbook of North American Languages

Phonological inventories / Keren Rice -- Segmental processes / Heather Newell et Andréia de Souza -- Stress, tone, and pitch accent / Eugene Buckley -- Prosodic morphology and reduplication / Suzanne Urbanczyk -- The expanded NP : number, ...

Author: Daniel Siddiqi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138628743

Category: Indians of Central America

Page: 536

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The Routledge Handbook of North American Languages is a one-stop reference for linguists on those topics that come up the most frequently in the study of the languages of North America (including Mexico). This handbook compiles a list of contributors from across many different theories and at different stages of their careers, all of whom are well known experts in North American languages. The volume comprises two distinct parts: the first surveys some of the phenomena most frequently discussed in the study of North American languages and the second surveys some of the most frequently discussed language families of North America. The consistent goal of each contribution is to couch the content of the chapter in contemporary theory so that the information is maximally relevant and accessible for a wide range of audiences, including graduate students and young new scholars, and even senior scholars who are looking for a crash course in the topics. Empirically-driven chapters provide fundamental knowledge needed to participate in contemporary theoretical discussions of these languages, making this handbook is an indispensable resource for linguistics scholars. dge needed to participate in contemporary theoretical discussions of these languages, making this handbook is an indispensable resource for linguistics scholars.
Categories: Indians of Central America

UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics

UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics

The Polysynthesis Parameter . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Finer , Daniel (
1994 ) . “ On the nature of two A ' positions in Selarayese ' . ... Handbook of
Morphology . Oxford : Blackwell . Heine , Bernd ( 1997 ) . Possession : cognitive ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435067392118

Category: Linguistics

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Categories: Linguistics

Meeting Handbook

Meeting Handbook

... monographs : Incorporation : A theory of grammatical function changing ( U
Chicago Press 1988 ) , The polysynthesis parameter ( Oxford U Press 1996 ) ,
and Lexical categories : Verbs , nouns , and adjectives ( Cambridge U Press
2002 ) .

Author: Linguistic Society of America

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000081086716

Category: Linguistics

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Harvard University Bulletin

Harvard University Bulletin

249 Student ' s handbook ( The ) to the university and colleges of Oxford . 8th ed .
, revised to Aug . 1885 . Oxford . 1885 . sm . ... 39 Brinton , D . G . On
polysynthesis and incorporation as characteristics of American languages .
Philadelphia .

Author: Justin Winsor

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ISBN: UOM:39015035102048

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Linguistic Fieldwork

Linguistic Fieldwork

Oxford : Oxford University Press . Aikhenvald , A . Y . ( 2004 ) . Evidentiality .
Oxford ... In Handbook of phonological theory . Oxford : Blackwell , pp . 697 - 712
. Bailey , Guy ... The Polysynthesis Parameter . Oxford : Oxford University Press .

Author: Claire Bowern

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230545386

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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This is a practical guide to all aspects of linguistic fieldwork. It not only discusses techniques for working on the phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and discourse of an undescribed language, but also considers field technology, grant application preparation, ethical research methods and problems which might arise when in the field.
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Event Arguments

Event Arguments

Oxford : Oxford University Press . Baker , M . C . ( 1996 ) : The Polysynthesis
Parameter . - New York : Oxford University Press . - ( 2003 ) ... The Handbook of
Contemporary Syntactic Theory , 299 - 333 . Oxford : Blackwell Publishers .
Carrier , J ...

Author: Claudia Maienborn

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: UOM:39015062480143

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: 368

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Since entering the stage, Davidsonian event arguments have taken on a central role in linguistic theorizing. Recent years have seen a continuous extension of possible applications for them, not only in semantics but also in syntax. At the same time questions concerning the ontological status of events have received renewed attention. This collection of articles provides new evidence for the virtually ubiquitous presence of event arguments in linguistic structure and sheds new light on their nature. The volume is organized into four sections: Events - states - causation; Event nominals; Events in composition; Measuring events.
Categories: Grammar, Comparative and general

University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics

University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics

The Polysynthesis Parameter . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Boas , F . 1911 .
Introduction . Bulletin of American Ethnology : Handbook of American Indian
Languages , 40 : 1 , 1 - 83 . Bresnan , J and S . A . Mchombo . 1995 . The Lexical
 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025439378

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MIT Working Papers in Linguistics

MIT Working Papers in Linguistics

The Polysynthesis Parameter . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Baker , Mark .
2001 . “ The Natures of Nonconfigurationality . ” In Mark Baltin & Chris Collins (
eds . ) , The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory , 407 - 438 . Malden ,
MA ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123070257

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