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Defective paradigms : missing forms and what they tell us

Defective paradigms : missing forms and what they tell us

Author: Matthew Baerman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2011.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 163.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : ReprView all editions and formats

This is the first volume devoted to the theory and typology of gaps in inflectional paradigms. Such gaps have been recognised since the days of Classical grammarians, but they remain poorly  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Baerman
ISBN: 9780197264607 0197264603
OCLC Number: 734081394
Description: XIV, 216 Seiten : Diagramme.
Contents: Introduction: Defectiveness: typology and diachrony ; Failing one's obligations: defectiveness in Rumantsch reflexes of DEBERE ; Defectiveness as stem suppletion in French and Spanish verbs ; Defective paradigms of reflexive nouns and participles in Latvian ; Relative acceptability of missing adjective forms in Swedish ; Defective verbal paradigms in Hungarian: description and experimental study ; On morphomic defectiveness: evidence from the Romance languages of the Iberian Peninsula ; The search for regularity in irregularity: defectiveness and its implications for our knowledge of words ; Ineffability through modularity: gaps in the French clitic cluster ; Interactions between defectiveness and syncretism
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 163.
Responsibility: ed. by Matthew Baerman ...


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The descriptive content of this volume alone will be of great interest to morphologists. * Linguist List *

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