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Slouching Towards Deponency: A Family of Mismatches in the Bantu Verb Stem*

Jeff Good

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/9780197264102.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses some morphological idiosyncrasies that involve the four Bantu verbal suffixes. The terms passivization and applicativization are used in the chapter to refer to abstract ... More


Morphosyntactic Correspondence in Bantu Reduplication

Larry M. Hyman, Inkelas Sharon, and Sibanda Galen

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Research on partial reduplication has primarily focused on developing a theory that takes into account all of the factors which speakers may invoke in trying to determine how a reduplicant will ... More


Theory and Description: Understanding the Syntax of Eegimaa Verb Stem Morphology

Mamadou Bassene and Ken Safir

in Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Jóola-Eegimaa, an endangered Atlantic (Niger-Congo) language, has a rich agglutinative morphology resulting in complex words that often permit multiple readings. The regularity and limitations of ... More


Verb stem formation and event composition in Oji-Cree

Tanya Slavin

in The Structure of Words at the Interfaces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778264
eISBN:
9780191823770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778264.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates the structure of the verb stem in Oji-Cree, a dialect of the Algonquian language Ojibwe. It argues that a stem constitutes an independent semantic domain that corresponds to ... More


Verbal complexes *

Gerjan van Schaaik

in The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.003.0037
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

There are many combinations of tense forms which are not transparent with respect to their overall meaning. That makes such forms complex. Another factor is the fact that some verbs can be used ... More


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