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Introduction: Complexities in morphology

Peter Arkadiev and Francesco Gardani

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/9780198861287.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter overviews some of the foundational assumptions informing contemporary views on morphological complexity and raises some of the central questions to be addressed in the volume's chapters ... More


Morphological complexity, autonomy, and areality in western Amazonia

Adam J. R. Tallman and Patience Epps

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/9780198861287.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the relationship between morphological complexity and language contact and change across western Amazonia. We explore morphological proliferation in particular domains ... More


The Complexities of Morphology

Peter Arkadiev and Francesco Gardani (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198861287
eISBN:
9780191893346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861287.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The volume deals with the multifaceted nature of morphological complexity understood as a composite rather than unitary phenomenon as it shows an amazing degree of crosslinguistic variation. It ... More


‘Defaults’ and morphological structure

Stephen R. Anderson

in Defaults in Morphological Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198712329
eISBN:
9780191780882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712329.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

While the other chapters are primarily concerned with the question of how default notions in morphological structure should be expressed, this chapter takes a somewhat different approach, attempting ... More


Increasing morphological complexity and how syntax drives morphological change

Chris Reintges

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on a case study of the evolution of verbal tense system in Later Egyptian, this chapter presents evidence for exogenous morphological change, in which ‘new’ morphology preserves ‘old’ ... More


Morphological complexity and the minimum description length approach

Östen Dahl

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/9780198861287.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This discussion chapter focuses on some basic concepts used in the volume, relating them to ‘the minimum description length approach’. Implications of this approach for the organization of morphology ... More


Morphological complexity à la Oneida

Jean‐pierre Koenig and Karin Michelson

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/9780198723769.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Every verb in Oneida includes one of fifty‐eight obligatory prefixes that mark up to two semantically animate arguments of the verb. These portmanteau‐like prefixes, each with five to ten ... More


Demorphologization and deepening complexity in Murrinhpatha

John Mansfield and Rachel Nordlinger

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/9780198861287.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Inflectional allomorphy is a prototypical form of morphological complexity, introducing unpredictability into the mapping of form to meaning. In this chapter, we examine a system of verb inflection ... More


Overabundance resulting from language contact: Complex cell-mates in Gurindji Kriol

Felicity Meakins and Sasha Wilmoth

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/9780198861287.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The reduction of morphological complexity, particularly in inflectional paradigms, is not uncommon in language contact. One area of morphological complexity which has received less attention is ... 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


Categorizing Roots

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense: Volume III: Taking Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199263936
eISBN:
9780191759017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263936.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is devoted to articulating a model of categorial determination based fundamentally on the conceptualization of categorial selection as a partition of the categorial space, and as ... More


Commands in Zenzontepec Chatino (Otomanguean)

Eric W. Campbell

in Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents Zenzontepec Chatino (Otomanguean, Zapotecan) data from naturally occurring discourse and describes the linguistic resources that speakers draw from to express a wide range of ... More


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