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Deinflectionalization

Muriel Norde

in Degrammaticalization

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207923
eISBN:
9780191709135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207923.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter deals with the second type of degrammaticalization, involving bound morphemes. Deinflectionalization is defined as ‘a composite change whereby an inflectional affix in a specific ... More


Stems

Raoul Zamponi and Bernard Comrie

in A Grammar of Akabea

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198855798
eISBN:
9780191889424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855798.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the nature of Akabea roots and of stem-forming processes involving derivational affixes. Special attention is paid to the rich system of somatic (body-part) prefixes, to ... More


Derived Nominals

John Bowers

in Arguments as Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014311
eISBN:
9780262289252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014311.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter extends the theory of argument structure proposed earlier to derived nominals and shows that, despite differences between sentential and nominal structures, both feature the same basic ... More


Gender meanings in grammar and lexicon

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in How Gender Shapes the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723752
eISBN:
9780191791093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723752.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Linguistic Gender is one of many means of categorizing a noun, in terms of its animacy, humanness, or sex, across the world’s languages. Classifiers of various types—including numeral classifiers, ... More


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