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ImpostersA Study of Pronominal Agreement

Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Normally, a speaker uses a first person singular pronoun (in English, I, me, mine, myself) to refer to himself or herself. To refer to a single addressee, a speaker uses second person pronouns (you, ... More

Introducing Arguments

Introducing Arguments

Liina Pylkkänen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162548
eISBN:
9780262281980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162548.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This concise work offers a compositional theory of verbal argument structure in natural languages that focuses on how arguments which are not “core” arguments of the verb (arguments that are not ... More

Language and Equilibrium

Language and Equilibrium

Prashant Parikh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013451
eISBN:
9780262281263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013451.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book offers a new account of meaning for natural language. It argues that equilibrium, or balance among multiple interacting forces, is a key attribute of language and meaning, and shows how to ... More

Lexical AnalysisNorms and Exploitations

Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Patrick Hanks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book offers a wide-ranging empirical investigation of word use and meaning in language. It fills the need for a lexically based, corpus-driven theoretical approach that will help people ... More

Localism versus Globalism in Morphology and Phonology

Localism versus Globalism in Morphology and Phonology

David Embick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014229
eISBN:
9780262289344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014229.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book offers a detailed examination of morphology and phonology from a phase-cyclic point of view (that is, one that takes into account recent developments in Distributed Morphology and the ... More

Locality in Minimalist Syntax

Locality in Minimalist Syntax

Thomas S. Stroik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012928
eISBN:
9780262255349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012928.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This reanalysis of minimalist syntax considers the optimal design properties for human language. Taking as its starting point Noam Chomsky’s minimalist assumption that the syntactic component of a ... More

Locality in Vowel Harmony

Locality in Vowel Harmony

Andrew Nevins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140973
eISBN:
9780262280570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140973.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Vowel harmony results from a set of restrictions that determine the possible and impossible sequences of vowels within a word. The study of syntax begins with the observation that the words of a ... More

Meaningful GamesExploring Language with Game Theory

Meaningful Games: Exploring Language with Game Theory

Robin Clark

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016179
eISBN:
9780262298742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016179.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book explains the usefulness of game theory in thinking about a wide range of issues in linguistics. It argues that we use grammar strategically to signal our intended meanings: our choices as ... More

The Minimalist Program

The Minimalist Program

Noam Chomsky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262527347
eISBN:
9780262327282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527347.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

In his foundational book published in 1995, the author offered a significant contribution to the generative tradition in linguistics. This twentieth-anniversary edition reissues this classic work ... More

The Nature of the WordStudies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Kristin Hanson and Sharon Inkelas (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Paul Kiparsky's work in linguistics has been wide ranging and fundamental. Kiparsky's contributions as a scholar and teacher have transformed virtually every subfield of contemporary linguistics, ... More

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