Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Arsenault, Paul (2007)

Abstract

Arsenault points out that the combination of standard feature geometries with privative features for marked categories (e.g. Harley & Ritter 2002) predicts that unmarked categories in a specific domain D should be spelled out by the Elsewhere marker for D (if there is one), and discusses data from English and Hindi which contradict thiks prediction. He proposes a revised model of feature geometry where unmarkedness in feature inventories is not equated witn absence of more marked feastures, but might also be represented by non-branching features.

Arsenault:2007
authorArsenault, Paul
year2007
titleMarking the unmarked: Exceptional patterns of syncretism in English and Hindi
entrytypeinproceedings
booktitleProceedings of the 2007 annual conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association

BibTeX

@inproceedings{Arsenault:2007,
    author = {Arsenault, Paul},
    year = {2007},
    title = {Marking the unmarked: Exceptional patterns of syncretism in English and Hindi},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2007 annual conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association},
}
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