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Features in categorization, or a new look at an old problem

Keith Plaster and Maria Polinsky

in Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577743
eISBN:
9780191722844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter reanalyses noun classification in the Australian language Dyirbal. While earlier analyses have proposed intricate class assignment principles rooted in conceptual features, we argue that ... More


On gender agreement in Brazilian Portuguese

Danniel da Silva Carvalho

in Gender and Noun Classification

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198828105
eISBN:
9780191866777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828105.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The aim of Chapter 7 is to provide a unified analysis of gender licensing in Brazilian Portuguese. It proposes a mechanism of feature relativization in the Preminger sense (2014) to address the ... More


“Not Plus” Isn't “Not There”: Bivalence in Person, Number, and Gender

Daniel Harbour

in Distributed Morphology Today: Morphemes for Morris Halle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019675
eISBN:
9780262314572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019675.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter reviews the accumulating case for bivalence of person, number, and gender features, from semantics, morphology, and syntax. The evidence strongly suggests, the chapter states, that ... More


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