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Collins, Chris 1963-

Works: 30 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 6,734 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Juvenile works  Literature  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Publishing director, Other, Dissertant
Classifications: P291, 415
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chris Collins
Local economy by Chris Collins( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imposters : a study of pronominal agreement by Chris Collins( )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, yours, yourself). But sometimes third person nonpronominal DPs are used to refer to the speaker--for example, this reporter, yours truly--or to the addressee-- my lord, the baroness, Madam (Is Madam not feeling well?). Chris Collins and Paul Postal refer to these DPs as imposters because their third person exterior hides a first or second person core. In this book they study the interactions of imposters with a range of grammatical phenomena, including pronominal agreement, coordinate structures, Principle C phenomena, epithets, fake indexicals, and a property of pronominal agreement they call homogeneity. Collins and Postal conclude that traditional ideas about pronominal features (person, number, gender), which countenance only agreement with an antecedent or the relation of the pronoun to its referent, are much too simple. They sketch elements of a more sophisticated view and argue for its relevance and explanatory power in several data realms. The fundamental proposal of the book is that a pronoun agrees with what they call a source, where its antecedent constitutes only one type of source. They argue that the study of imposters (and closely related camouflage DPs) has far-reaching consequences that are inconsistent with many current theories of anaphora
The handbook of contemporary syntactic theory by Mark R Baltin( )

54 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a comprehensive view of the current issues in contemporary syntactic theory. Written by an international assembly of leading specialists in the field, the 23 original articles in this volume serve as a comprehensive and useful reference for various areas of grammar. The chapters include analyses of non-configurational languages, a crosslinguistic comparison of important grammatical features that interface with semantics, discussions from the perspective of learnability theory, a discussion of thematic relations, and comparisons of derivational and representational approaches to grammar. These cutting-edge articles, combined with the editors' informative introduction and an extensive bibliography, grant readers the greatest access to the field of natural language syntax today
Classical NEG raising : an essay on the syntax of negation by Chris Collins( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides an extended argument for a syntactic view of NEG raising with consequences for the syntax of negation and negative polarity items
Language universals by Morten H Christiansen( Book )

20 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Languages differ from one another in bewildering and seemingly arbitrary ways. For example, in English, the verb precedes the direct object ('understand the proof'), but in Japanese, the direct object comes first. In some languages, such as Mohawk, it is not even possible to establish a basic word order. Nonetheless, languages do share certain regularities in how they are structured and used. The exact nature and extent of these "language universals" has been thefocus of much research and is one of the central explanatory goals in the language sciences. During the past 50 years, there has been tremendous progress, a few major conceptual revolutions, and even the emergence of entirely new fields. The wealth of findings and theories offered by the various language-science disciplines has made it more important than ever to work toward an integrated understanding of the nature of human language universals. This book is the first to examine language universals from a cross-disciplinary perspective. It provides new insights into long standingquestions such as: What exactly defines the human capacity for language? Are there universal properties of human languages and, if so, what are they? Can all language universals be explained in the same way, or do some universals require different kinds of explanations from others? Language Universals isunique in starting with the assumption that the best way to approach these and related questions is through a dialogue between a wide range of disciplines, including linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, computer science and biology
Cross-linguistic studies of imposters and pronominal agreement( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Il)-licit pronoun-antecedent relations in Bangla / Satarupa Das -- Spanish imposters and verbal agreement / Rachel Dudley -- Some observations on imposters in Albanian / Dalina Kallulli -- The syntax of Indonesian imposters / Daniel Kaufman -- Imposters and secondary sources in Italian / Emilio Servidio -- Person imposters: the view from two Romance languages / Gabriela Soare -- Mandarin pseudo-imposters / Arthur Wang -- Icelandic verbal agreement and pronoun-antecedent relations / Jim Wood and Einar Freyr Sigurðsson -- Indefinite imposters / Violeta Vázquez Rojas
Smuggling in syntax by Adriana Belletti( )

11 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the fundamental properties of human language is movement, where a constituent moves from one position in a sentence to another position. Syntactic theory has long been concerned with properties of movement, including locality restrictions. This work investigates how different movement operations interact with one another, focussing on the special case of smuggling. The contributions in this volume each describe different areas where smuggling derivations play a role, including passives, causatives, adverb placement, the dative alternation, the placement of measure phrases, wh-in-situ and word order in ergative languages. Other issues addressed in the volume include the freezing constraint on movement and the acquisition of smuggling derivations by children"--
The linker in the Khoisan languages by Chris Collins( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The linker introduces (""links"") a variety of expressions into the verb phrase, including locatives; the second object of a double object construction; the second object of a causative; instruments; subject matter arguments; and adverbs. This volume collects together Chris Collins's published work on the linker in the Khoisan languages
Proceedings of the Kwa Comparative Syntax Workshop, M.I.T., 1992 by Kwa Comparative Syntax Workshop( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammatical sketch of N/uuki with stories by Chris Collins( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of /Höã by Chris Collins( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initial organizational images and recruitment : a within-subjects investigation of the factors affecting job choices by Chris Collins( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human resource practices, knowledge-creation capability and performance in high technology firms by Chris Collins( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khoisan languages and linguistics : proceedings of the 1st international symposium, January 4-8, 2003, Riezlern/Kleinwalsertal by International Symposium on Khoisan Languages and Linguistics( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the contents: 0Edward D. Elderkin: The flora and fauna of proto Khoe / Anne-Maria Fehn: Marking direct objects in Ts?ixa (Kalahari Khoe) / Christoph Wirsching: Indefiniteness in Khoekhoegowab / Andy Chebanne; Chris Collins: Tense and aspect in Kua ? A preliminary assessment / Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig: Traces of Central Khoisan in a Bantu text of the Middle Kavango / Bonny Sands; Andy Chebanne; Sheena Shah: Hunting terminology in #Hoan / Gertrud Boden: Variation and change in Taa kinship terminologies / Hirosi Nakagawa:0#Haba lexical tonology Bernhard Köhler: Typological peculiarities in Khoisan and Omotic languages - A comparison / Falko Berthold; Linda Gerlach: Serial verb constructions in N!aqriaxe Christian J. Rapold:0Tone in Tsumeb and Grootfontein Khoekhoe. 00The proceedings volumes of previous Khoisan conferences as well as of the ones held in Riezlern in 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2014 have been published in the same series.0
Neopoetics : the evolution of the literate imagination by Christopher Collins( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest to understand the evolution of the literary mind has become a fertile field of inquiry and speculation for scholars across literary studies and cognitive science. In Paleopoetics, Christopher Collins's acclaimed earlier title, he described how language emerged both as a communicative tool and as a means of fashioning other communicative tools{u2014}stories, songs, and rituals. In Neopoetics, Collins turns his attention to the cognitive evolution of the writing-ready brain. Further integrating neuroscience into the popular field of cognitive poetics, he adds empirical depth to our study of literary texts and verbal imagination and offers a whole new way to look at reading, writing, and creative expression. Collins begins Neopoetics with the early use of visual signs, first as reminders of narrative episodes and then as conventional symbols representing actual speech sounds. Next he examines the implications of written texts for the play of the auditory and visual imagination. To exemplify this long transition from oral to literate artistry, Collins examines a wide array of classical texts{u2014}from Homer and Hesiod to Plato and Aristotle and from the lyric innovations of Augustan Rome to the inner dialogues of St. Augustine. In this work of "big history," Collins demonstrates how biological and cultural evolution collaborated to shape both literature and the brain we use to read it. --
Topics in Ewe syntax by Chris Collins( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plurality in ±Hoan by Chris Collins( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre and residual culture : J.M. Synge and pre-Christian Ireland by Christopher Collins( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book considers the cultural residue from pre-Christian Ireland in Synge's plays and performances. By dramatising a residual culture in front of a predominantly modern and political Irish Catholic middle class audience, the book argues that Synge attempted to offer an alternative understanding of what it meant to be "modern" at the beginning of the twentieth century. The book draws extensively on Synge's archive to demonstrate how pre-Christian residual culture informed not just how he wrote and staged pre-Christian beliefs, but also how he thought about an older, almost forgotten culture that Catholic Ireland desperately wanted to forget. Each of Synge's plays is considered in an individual chapter, and they identify how Synge's dramaturgy was informed by pre-Christian beliefs of animism, pantheism, folklore, superstition and magical ritual."--Font no determinada
A grammatical sketch of N by Chris Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grow your own for kids by Chris Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collins shows how to sow and grow 10 easy vegetables that kids love to eat
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The handbook of contemporary syntactic theory
Imposters : a study of pronominal agreementThe handbook of contemporary syntactic theoryClassical NEG raising : an essay on the syntax of negationLanguage universalsCross-linguistic studies of imposters and pronominal agreementSmuggling in syntaxThe linker in the Khoisan languagesNeopoetics : the evolution of the literate imaginationGrow your own for kids
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