SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, June

How to Account for the Expressive Nature of Phrasal Compounds in a Conceptual-Semantic Framework
1. Introduction In a recent contribution to the Oxford Handbook of Compounding (2009) Jackendoff (1) investigates the nature of (English) Noun-Noun compounds (NNC) and proposes an analysis in his model of the Parallel Architecture (henceforth PA;...
Interview with Zoltan Kovecses
GAK Let me ponder over the question of where to start and, it seems to me, that the best point of departure is the very beginning. So, may I ask you, Prof. Kovecses, about the roots and beginnings of your fascination with language and linguistics....
On a Class of Syntactic Bracketing Paradoxes and Its Consequences
1. The problem: DP internal properties that scope over the sentence One of the cornerstones of a structural approach to syntax, semantics and morphology is the expectation that there is a simple correspondence between the structural configuration...
The Non-Modular Nature of Cognitive Grammar
1. Introduction The non-modular linguistic program called cognitive grammar (CG), proposed and pursued by Ronald Langacker in the general theory of cognitive linguistics (cf. Langacker 1987, 1988a, 1988b, 1990, 1991a, 1991b, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2008),1...
Watch out and Beware: Differences in the Use of Warning between American and Jordanian Undergraduate Students
1. Introduction Language is a means of communication through which human beings can achieve certain goals by sending and receiving messages. Chomsky (1986: 15) defines language as "a set of very specific universal principles which are intrinsic...
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