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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


Triggering syntactic change: Inertia and local causes in the history of English genitives

Paola Crisma

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter brings order to the bewildering complexity of genitive placement in determiner phrase (DP) in Old English (OE). In OE DPs containing a determiner, a genitive, and the head noun, all ... More


Noun inflection

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter discusses two morphological processes: plural and genitive marking. Plural marking shows a great deal of variation and irregularity, which contrasts with the relative regularity of the ... More


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