The Oxford Handbook of Inflection

Author: Matthew Baerman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199591428
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Genre: Grammar, Comparative and general

This is the latest addition to a group of handbooks covering the field of morphology, alongside The Oxford Handbook of Case (2008), The Oxford Handbook of Compounding (2009), and The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology (2014). It provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of work on inflection - the expression of grammatical information through changes in word forms. The volume's 24 chapters are written by experts in the field from a variety of theoretical backgrounds, with examples drawn from a wide range of languages. The first part of the handbook covers the fundamental building blocks of inflectional form and content: morphemes, features, and means of exponence. Part 2 focuses on what is arguably the most characteristic property of inflectional systems, paradigmatic structure, and the non-trivial nature of the mapping between function and form. The third part deals with change and variation over time, and the fourth part covers computational issues from a theoretical and practical standpoint. Part 5 addresses psycholinguistic questions relating to language acquisition and neurocognitive disorders. The final part is devoted to sketches of individual inflectional systems, illustrating a range of typological possibilities across a genetically diverse set of languages from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Australia, Europe, and South America.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics

Author: Keith Allan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199585847
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Leading scholars examine the history of linguistics from ancient origins to the present. They consider every aspect of the field from language origins to neurolinguistics, explore the linguistic traditions in different parts of the world, examine how work in linguistics has influenced other fields, and look at how it has been practically applied

The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology

Author: Rochelle Lieber
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistic
ISBN: 9780199641642
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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 Linguistic Analysis

Author: Bernd Heine
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199677078
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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 Persian Linguistics

Author: Anousha Sedighi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191056413
Release Date: 2018-08-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the field of Persian linguistics, discusses its development, and captures critical accounts of cutting edge research within its major subfields, as well as outlining current debates and suggesting productive lines of future research. Leading scholars in the major subfields of Persian linguistics examine a range of topics split into six thematic parts. Following a detailed introduction from the editors, the volume begins by placing Persian in its historical and typological context in Part I. Chapters in Part II examine topics relating to phonetics and phonology, while Part III looks at approaches to and features of Persian syntax. The fourth part of the volume explores morphology and lexicography, as well as the work of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature. Part V, language and people, covers topics such as language contact and teaching Persian as a foreign language, while the final part examines psycho- neuro-, and computational linguistics. The volume will be an essential resource for all scholars with an interest in Persian language and linguistics.

The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics

Author: Jeffrey Lidz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191644931
Release Date: 2016-06-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In this handbook, renowned scholars from a range of backgrounds provide a state of the art review of key developmental findings in language acquisition. The book places language acquisition phenomena in a richly linguistic and comparative context, highlighting the link between linguistic theory, language development, and theories of learning. The book is divided into six parts. Parts I and II examine the acquisition of phonology and morphology respectively, with chapters covering topics such as phonotactics and syllable structure, prosodic phenomena, compound word formation, and processing continuous speech. Part III moves on to the acquisition of syntax, including argument structure, questions, mood alternations, and possessives. In Part IV, chapters consider semantic aspects of language acquisition, including the expression of genericity, quantification, and scalar implicature. Finally, Parts V and VI look at theories of learning and aspects of atypical language development respectively.

The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis

Author: Michael Fortescue
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199683208
Release Date: 2017-07-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Morphological Theory

Author: Jenny Audring
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191646300
Release Date: 2018-12-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This volume is the first handbook devoted entirely to the multitude of frameworks adopted in the field of morphology, including Minimalism, Optimality Theory, Network Morphology, Cognitive Grammar, and Canonical Typology. Following an introduction from the editors, the first part of the volume offers critical discussions of the main theoretical issues within morphology, both in word formation and in inflection, as well as providing a short history of morphological theory. In the core part of the handbook, part II, each theory is introduced by an expert in the field, who guides the reader through its principles and technicalities, its advantages and disadvantages, and its points of agreement and disagreement with alternative theories. Chapters in part III explore the bigger picture, connecting morphological theory to other subdisciplines of linguistics, such as diachronic change, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and sign language theory. The handbook is intended as a guide for morphologists from all theoretical backgrounds who want to learn more about frameworks other than their own, as well as for linguists in related subfields looking for theoretical connections with the field of morphology.

Finnische Grammatik

Author: Fred Karlsson
Publisher: Helmut Buske Verlag
ISBN: 3875483812
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Finnisch - Grammatik

Als Lehr- und Nachschlagewerk konzipiert, richtet sich diese Grammatik in erster Linie an Lernende, die bereits einfache finnische Texte lesen konnen. Weitere Vorkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich. In 22 Kapiteln werden die wichtigsten Formen und Strukturen der geschriebenen Sprache vermittelt. Zahlreiche Beispiele veranschaulichen die Regelmaigkeit der finnischen Grammatik. Finnland ist offiziell ein zweisprachiges Land, dessen Nationalsprachen Finnisch und Schwedisch sind. Von den ca. 4,7 Millionen Einwohnern sprechen jedoch etwa 93% Finnisch als Muttersprache. Zudem gibt es aufgrund starker Emigrationsbewegungen vor allem in Nordamerika und Schweden finnischsprachige Minderheiten.

Problems of Polysynthesis

Author: Nicholas Evans
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783050080956
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The papers deal with a range of questions raised for linguistic theory and description by polysynthetic languages. Prototypical polysynthetic lamguages, found among unrelated language families in such varied parts of the world as North America, Meso-America, Siberia, northern Australia, and Papua New Guinea, display remarkably similar suites of grammatical characteristics. But, nearly two centuries after Humboldt and Kleinschmidt began to make the existence and interest of polysythetic languages widely known among linguistics, languages of this type continue to pose a challange to every major linguistic theory.

Wortbildung der deutschen Gegenwartssprache

Author: Wolfgang Fleischer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110256659
Release Date: 2012-01-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study

In einer grundlegenden Überarbeitung der 3. Auflage von 2007 bietet das Werk unter Einbeziehung der neuesten Forschungsliteratur eine aktualisierte Gesamtdarstellung der Wortbildung der deutschen Sprache des 20. und des beginnenden 21. Jahrhunderts. Herausgearbeitet werden die Grundzüge der Wortbildung des Substantivs, Adjektivs, Verbs und Adverbs, wobei sowohl die strukturell-morphologischen als auch die semantischen Parameter der Bildungsmodelle in analytischer und synthetischer Sicht behandelt werden. Im Vordergrund steht das Prinzip synchroner Beschreibung, ggf. ergänzt um sprachhistorische Erklärungen. Neu aufgenommen wurden Kapitel zur Stellung der Wortbildung in der Grammatik sowie zum Verhältnis zwischen Wortbildung und Lexikon. Einige Grundfragen wurden neu entschieden, z. B. die Gliederung der Wortbildungsarten, der wortbildungsmorphologische Status der Verbzusätze und die Gruppierung wortbildungsmorphologischer Paradigmen. Morphosyntaktische Bezüge der Wortbildungsmodelle bekommen ein stärkeres Gewicht. Erweitert wurden das Textkapitel sowie die Darstellung der Fremdwort- und der Kurzwortbildung. Zeitgemäße Beispiele aus journalistischen und belletristischen Quellen sowie aus elektronisch verfügbaren Korpora wurden ergänzt. Ein Sach- und ein Formenregister, beide verbessert, erleichtern die Orientierung im Text.

Amphitryon

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783843032131
Release Date: 2013-10-07
Genre: Drama

Titus Maccius Plautus: Amphitryon Aufführung zwischen 207 und 201 v. Chr. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung von Ludwig Gurlitt. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Plautus: Amphitruo. In: Die Komödien des Plautus, übers. v. Ludwig Gurlitt, Band 4, Berlin: Propyläen, 1922, S. 365–466 Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Jean Auguste Dominique Inges, Jupiter und Thetis, 1811. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Sociolinguistics Soziolinguistik

Author: Ulrich Ammon
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110194104
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Die slavischen Sprachen

Author: Sebastian Kempgen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110156607
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The handbook is intended to present a well balanced general view of the current state of Slavic linguistics and the Slavic languages with regard to their synchronic and diachronic description. In contrast to previous undertakings of a similar nature, this handbook is not intended to be a grammar with chapters on individual languages. Its length, the extensive scope of its subject matter, the systematic approach and the method of description which reflect the current state of Slavic Linguistics set this handbook apart from others.

Grammatik der deutschen Sprache

Author: Gisela Zifonun
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110872163
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Die dreibändige Grammatik der deutschen Sprache ist eine Dokumentation der grammatischen Strukturen der deutschen Gegenwartssprache. Die Autoren präsentieren das deutsche Sprachsystem auf der Grundlage authentischer Belege. Es werden z.B. Textstücke aus Werken von Günther Grass, Heinrich Böll und Uwe Johnson präsentiert und in erster Linie unter grammatischen Aspekten betrachtet. Zusätzlich werden Beispieltexte aus Wissenschafts- und Sachtexten sowie den Printmedien herangezogen. Berücksichtigt werden auch erstmals in einer Grammatik Belege aus der gesprochenen Sprache (zum Teil in Transkriptionen). Die Grammatik der deutschen Sprache ist ein anspruchsvolles grammatisches Lese- und Studierbuch. Sie erläutert die zentralen Termini und Regeln und bietet anhand vieler lebendiger Beispiele die Gelegenheit, die deutsche Grammatik in ihrer Komplexität kennenzulernen.