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Inflectional systems

Geert Booij

in The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226245
eISBN:
9780191710360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226245.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Languages sometimes give complex systems for the expression of inflectional properties, in which inflection classes play an essential role. An inflectional class is a set of words with the same kind ... More


Morphological Autonomy: Perspectives From Romance Inflectional Morphology

Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith, Maria Goldbach, and Marc-Olivier Hinzelin (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589982
eISBN:
9780191728884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589982.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This book uses detailed analysis of data from Romance inflectional morphology to cast new light on the role of autonomous morphological structure in the diachrony and synchrony of the Romance ... More


The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Silvio Cruschina, Martin Maiden, and John Charles Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678860
eISBN:
9780191758089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678860.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book considers whether in some languages there are phenomena which are unique to morphology, determined neither by phonology or syntax. Central to these phenomena is the notion of the ... More


The roots of language ⋆

Mark Aronoff

in The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678860
eISBN:
9780191758089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678860.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Recent morphological theories have highlighted two very different views of what roots are. Within Distributed Morphology, roots are the basic meaningful lexical units of language. Within autonomous ... More


Inflectional classes and containment

Dunstan Brown

in Defaults in Morphological Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198712329
eISBN:
9780191780882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712329.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Inflectional classes are an instance of autonomous morphology, where expression in form cross-cuts syntactically relevant distinctions. However, most analyses assume some kind of ‘containment’, where ... More


French pronouns in cognition

Richard Hudson

in Defaults in Morphological Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198712329
eISBN:
9780191780882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712329.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter applies a cognitive theory of language—Word Grammar—to the analysis of French pronoun clitics, with default inheritance as the underlying logic. It outlines the relevant cognitive ... More


‘Semi-autonomous’ morphology? A problem in the history of the Italian (and Romanian) verb ⋆

Martin Maiden

in The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678860
eISBN:
9780191758089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678860.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This study deals with the alternation in Italian (and Romanian) between velar and palatal consonants in verb roots as a classic example of the emergence of allomorphy in inflectional paradigms due to ... More


Introduction

Silvio Cruschina, Martin Maiden, and John Charles Smith

in The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678860
eISBN:
9780191758089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678860.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The introductory chapter introduces and defines autonomous morphology, introducing this area of scholarship and the chapters that follow.


The Morphome Debate

Ana Luís and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198702108
eISBN:
9780191771804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702108.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume offers a selection of original contributions by leading scholars, all linked by a shared interest in the concept of the morphome, but representing different areas of expertise ... More


The Complexities of Morphology

Peter Arkadiev and Francesco Gardani (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198861287
eISBN:
9780191893346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861287.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The volume deals with the multifaceted nature of morphological complexity understood as a composite rather than unitary phenomenon as it shows an amazing degree of crosslinguistic variation. It ... More


The Romance Verb: Morphomic Structure and Diachrony

Martin Maiden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199660216
eISBN:
9780191800375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660216.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This book is the first ever comprehensive comparative–historical survey of patterns of alternation in the Romance verb that appear to be autonomously morphological in the sense that, although they ... More


Future and conditional in Occitan: a non-canonical morphome ⋆

Louise Esher

in The Boundaries of Pure Morphology: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678860
eISBN:
9780191758089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678860.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The stem identity of the Romance synthetic future and conditional is frequently attributed to a common semantic value. Drawing on data from modern varieties of Occitan, I show that while the future ... More


Morphomic structures in synchrony and diachrony

Martin Maiden

in The Romance Verb: Morphomic Structure and Diachrony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199660216
eISBN:
9780191800375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660216.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The chapter discusses in further detail the nature of morphomes and of morphomic structure, demonstrating the crucial role played by diachronic data in diagnosing the psychological reality of ... More


Syncretism and metamorphomes in northern Occitan (Lemosin) varieties

Louise Esher

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

By detailed comparative study of data from historical and descriptive grammars, this chapter traces the source of pervasive syncretism patterns in Occitan varieties of the Limousin region (‘Lemosin ... More


Introduction

Martin Maiden

in The Romance Verb: Morphomic Structure and Diachrony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199660216
eISBN:
9780191800375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199660216.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The chapter introduces the notion of morphomic phenomena in the history of the Romance verb, gives some initial definitions of the notion of morphome, and presents its history. Methods of diagnosing ... More


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