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Sievers’ Law in Greek: The Comparative

P. J. Barber

in Sievers' Law and the History of Semivowel Syllabicity in Indo-European and Ancient Greek

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199680504
eISBN:
9780191760525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680504.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 evaluates the evidence for Sievers’ Law in the distribution of the Greek primary comparative adjective suffixes *-yos-, *-yon-, *-iyos-, *-iyon-, *-yos-, and *-yon-. This chapter is ... More


Prosodic Well-Formedness and Comparative Grammaticality: Morphology and Periphrasis in The English Comparative

Matthew E. Adams

in The Morphosyntax-Phonology Connection: Locality and Directionality at the Interface

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190210304
eISBN:
9780190210328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210304.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter argues that frequency, prosody, and morphology interact in principled ways to yield quantitative asymmetries in the morphosyntactic realization of the English comparative. The typical ... More


Sievers' Law and the History of Semivowel Syllabicity in Indo-European and Ancient Greek

Peter Barber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199680504
eISBN:
9780191760525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680504.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is an investigation of how semivowels were realised in Indo-European and in early Greek. More specifically, it examines the extent to which Indo-European *i and *y were independent ... More


A Tall Tale: In Defence of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism

Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore

in Liberating Content

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199641338
eISBN:
9780191813498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641338.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter sets out to defend semantic minimalism. Semantic minimalism holds inter alia that there are relatively few context-sensitive expressions (essentially just the obvious cases involving ... More


Inflected and Derived Words

Rebecca Treiman

in Beginning to Spell: A Study of First-Grade Children

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062199
eISBN:
9780197560143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062199.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

In this chapter, I discuss the first graders’ spellings of inflected and derived words. The children in this study often misspelled inflected words (Chapter 2). One type of error that has already ... More


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