Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Baerman, Matthew (2007)

Abstract

Based on detailed empirical case studies from typologically diverse languages, Baerman argues that morphological polarity ("morphological reversals") is empirically well-attested ("...systematic morphological reversals are a fact of language", p. 58) . Especially Baerman discusses, (i) gender affixes in Hebrew adjectives and numerals, (ii) number affixes in Nehan (Oceanic) nouns, verbal aspect in Tübatulabal, (iii) Tense-aspect-mood in Copala Trique and subject/object agreement affixes in Amadiya (Neo-Aramaic). Moreover there is systematic speculation on the historical evolution of polarity in Amadiya and an argument that apparent voicing polarity in Luo must be decomposed into different sub-processes and is hence not to be considered a true exchange process,

Baerman:2007
authorBaerman, Matthew
year2007
titleMorphological reversals
entrytypearticle
journalJournal of Linguistics
volume43
pages33-61

BibTeX

@article{Baerman:2007,
    author = {Baerman, Matthew},
    year = {2007},
    title = {Morphological reversals },
    journal = {Journal of Linguistics },
    volume = {43},
    pages = {33-61},
}
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