Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Anderson, Stephen R. (1986)


Anderson discusses a number of empirical cases where extended exponence poses problems for the Elsewhere Condition (Kiparsky 1973), and proposes reanalyses which allow to maintain the condition as a general principle constraining the application of rules of exponence. For Breton double plurals he assumes that irregular plurals have been historically reanalyzed as simplex collective nouns which under pluralization give the expression of extended exponence (see Stump 1989 for critical discussion). For the combination of umlaut and overt affixation in German he argues that this is captured either by a morphologically triggered phonological rule or a single 'composite rule'. For a number of cases (e.g. mixed past tense inflection in German verbs) he claims that rule inversion has taken place (the apparently and originally derived form is actually basic and vice versa).

authorAnderson, Stephen R.
titleDisjunctive Ordering in Inflectional Morphology
journalNatural Language and Linguistic Theory


    author = {Anderson, Stephen R. },
    year = {1986},
    title = {Disjunctive Ordering in Inflectional Morphology},
    journal = {Natural Language and Linguistic Theory },
    volume = {4},
    pages = {1-31},
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