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Aalberse, Suzanne Pauline (2007)

Abstract

This paper investigates the status of syncretism in the verbal inflection of Dutch dialects based on extensive material (355 Dutch dialects) from the Morphological Atlas of Dutch Dialects (van den Berg 2003). The hypothesis Aalberse tries to establish is that there is a principled dichotomy between syncretism based on universal feature asymmetries (natural classes) and accidental/idiosyncratic/language-specific syncretism (e.g. syncretism developed historically by regular phonological changes). The latter type of syncretism is argued to be much more unstable historically and to be unlikely without external motivation.

Aalberse:2007
authorAalberse, Suzanne Pauline
year2007
titleThe typology of syncretisms and the status of feature structure. Verbal paradigms across Dutch dialects
entrytypearticle
journalMorphology
volume17
pages109-149

BibTeX

@article{Aalberse:2007,
    author = {Aalberse, Suzanne Pauline},
    year = {2007},
    title = {The typology of syncretisms and the status of feature structure. Verbal paradigms across  Dutch dialects},
    journal = {Morphology},
    volume = {17},
    pages = {109-149},
}
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