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Dispersal patterns shape areal typology

Johanna Nichols

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The sociolinguistics of language contact is known to effect levels of phonological and grammatical complexity of the languages involved, and linguistic features are known to have different levels of ... More


The complexity of grammatical gender and language ecology

Francesca Di Garbo

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/9780198861287.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the evolution of grammatical gender agreement, taken as an instance of paradigmatic and syntagmatic morphological complexity, in a sample of thirty-six languages, organized ... More


Iberian Modalities: A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula

Joan Ramon Resina (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318337
eISBN:
9781846317880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Of late the term Iberian Studies has been gaining academic currency, but its semantic scope still fluctuates. For some it is a convenient way of combining the official cultures of two states, ... 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


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