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Deponency, Syncretism, and What Lies Between*

Greville G. Corbett

in Deponency and Morphological Mismatches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264102
eISBN:
9780191734380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses how deponency is to be differentiated from syncretism, which shows important similarities. It attempts to provide ‘intellectual housekeeping’, which puts order into the ... More


Proto-Indo-European

Don Ringe

in A History of English: From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284139
eISBN:
9780191712562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284139.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter is a grammatical sketch of Proto-Indo-European. It describes the phonology of the language, including the system of surface contrasts; peculiarities of subsystems and individual ... More


Towards a typology of grammatical features

Anna Kibort

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/9780199577743.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter offers a typology of features which express meanings or functions correlating with different forms of inflected words. Morphosyntactic, morphosemantic, and purely morphological features ... More


The Syntax of Old Norse: With a survey of the inflectional morphology and a complete bibliography

Jan Terje Faarlund

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235599
eISBN:
9780191709401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235599.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This is the first account of Old Norse syntax for a hundred years, and the first ever in a non-Scandinavian language. It presents a full analysis of the syntax of the language, and succinct ... More


Proto-Germanic

Don Ringe

in A History of English: From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284139
eISBN:
9780191712562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284139.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter is a grammatical sketch of Proto-Germanic, parallel to the sketch of Proto-Indo-European in Chapter 2. The section on phonology discusses the Verner’s Law alternation; automatic vocalic ... More


How Safe Are Our Analyses?

P. H. Matthews

in Deponency and Morphological Mismatches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264102
eISBN:
9780191734380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses one view of inflectional morphology, which Stump calls ‘inferential-realizational’. It notes that the term ‘deponent’ is still used in the description of Latin and other older ... More


Signal and Noise

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/9780262035323.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A very detailed study of the acquisition of English inflectional morphology and derivational morphology (nominalization). How, and when, children learn the regular and irregular past tense rules of ... More


Introduction

Anna Kibort and Greville G. Corbett

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/9780199577743.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

We need to bring together research into the diverse content of features in the world's languages with the discussion of their formal properties, and look for insights across sub‐discipline ... 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


Canonical complexity

Johanna Nichols

in The Complexities of Morphology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198861287
eISBN:
9780191893346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861287.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes canonical complexity as a counterpart to enumerative/taxonomic/inventory complexity. While enumerative complexity measures complexity as the number of elements, features, ... More


Morphological complexity outside of universal grammar Morphological complexity outside of universal grammar (1998) *

Jirka Hana and Peter W. Culicover

in Explaining Syntax: Representations, Structures, and Computation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660230
eISBN:
9780191748240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660230.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on morphosyntax, in particular the use of linear order in inflected words to express correspondences between form and meaning. It explores the possibility that different ... More


Rhizomorphomes, meromorphomes, and metamorphomes

Erich R. Round

in Understanding and Measuring Morphological Complexity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723769
eISBN:
9780191791109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723769.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Morphomes (Aronoff 1994) exemplify extreme complexity within inflectional morphology. This chapter argues that morphomic categories come in three types. Rhizomorphomes pertain to morphological roots, ... More


Proto-Indo-European

Don Ringe

in From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198792581
eISBN:
9780191834578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792581.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter is a grammatical sketch of Proto-Indo-European. It describes the phonology of the language, including the system of surface contrasts; peculiarities of subsystems and individual ... More


The design(ing) of language

Grant Goodall

in Language Invention in Linguistics Pedagogy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198829874
eISBN:
9780191868351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829874.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Courses on invented languages can do much more than just introduce students to linguistics. Through three case studies, it is shown that as students learn how to design a language, they also learn ... More


Conclusion

Timothy J. O’Donnell

in Productivity and Reuse In Language: A Theory of Linguistic Computation and Storage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028844
eISBN:
9780262326803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028844.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a short overview of the entire book.


Productivity and Reuse In Language: A Theory of Linguistic Computation and Storage

Timothy J. O'Donnell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028844
eISBN:
9780262326803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028844.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Language allows us to express and comprehend an unbounded number of thoughts. This fundamental and much-celebrated property is made possible by a division of labor between a large inventory of stored ... More


The Italian finire-type verbs: a case of morphomic attraction

Martina Da Tos

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/9780199678860.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This study investigates the origin of the Italian finire-type verbs, a large subclass of third conjugation verbs characterized by the presence of a segment -ìsc- between the root and the inflectional ... More


Learning and the complexity of Ø‐marking

Sebastian Bank and Jochen Trommer

in Understanding and Measuring Morphological Complexity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723769
eISBN:
9780191791109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723769.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Zero marking of inflectional categories (zero exponence) is often regarded as a major source of complexity in morphological systems (cf. e.g. Anderson 1992, Wunderlich and Fabri 1994, Segel 2008). ... More


Morphomes

Martin Maiden

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0043
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

This chapter addresses some of the most important issues concerning morphomic distributional patterns in Romance. It covers patterns originally due to the effects of stress-related vocalic ... More


Proto-Germanic

Don Ringe

in From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198792581
eISBN:
9780191834578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792581.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter is a grammatical sketch of Proto-Germanic, parallel to the sketch of Proto-Indo-European in Chapter 2. The section on phonology discusses the Verner’s Law alternation; automatic vocalic ... More


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