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Light Switches: On v as a Pivot in Codeswitching, and the Nature of the Ban on Word-Internal Switches

Shoba Bandi-Rao and Marcel den Dikken

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

English -ify and Telugu -inc have similar distributional profiles, both instantiating the ‘little light verb’ v of Chomsky. But while -ify is heavily exploited as an intermediary between a Telugu ... More


Morphosyntax1

Karen P. Corrigan

in Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634286
eISBN:
9780748671441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

There has been much recent discussion of the extent to which features occurring in English vernaculars are either ‘global’ and thus shared across varieties or else ‘local’ and therefore ... More


Annotated bibliography

Karen P. Corrigan

in Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634286
eISBN:
9780748671441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides two bibliographical resources: (i) an annotated bibliography of works on Northern Irish English and (ii) a general bibliography of works cited passim. The annotated bibliography ... More


When Language Fails

Charles Yang

in The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035323
eISBN:
9780262336376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035323.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The theory predicts complete lexicalization when the number of exceptions to a rule exceeds the threshold, which leads to morphological gaps: without a productive rule, you only know the derived form ... More


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