Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Bittner, Dagmar (1995)

Abstract

(= Surrey 12) Developing ideas of Leiss (1997), a radical approach to the Biuniqueness principle of Natural Morphology is taken, assuming that any apparent morphological homonymy can be analyzed as underlying identity. The element -er- in German occurs in six contexts: (i) noun derivation, e.g. Bäck-er ‘baker’ < backen ‘bake’; (ii) plurals, e.g. Häus-er ‘houses’ < Haus ‘house’; (iii) comparative adjectives, e.g. gemütlich-er ‘pleasanter < gemütlich ‘pleasant’; (iv) verb derivation (iteratives, inchoatives), e.g. er-leben ‘to experience’ < leben ‘to live’; (v) adjective declension, e.g. grün-er Baum ‘green tree’; (vi) pronominal declension, e.g. dein-er ‘your’. - These are all united by the meaning ‘definiteness’, and possibly ‘quanitification’ as well.

Bittner:1995
authorBittner, Dagmar
year1995
titleAffixhomonymie in der Natürlichkeitstheorie
entrytypeinproceedings
editorBoretzky, Norbert et al.
booktitleNatürlichkeitstheorie und Sprachwandel: Beitrage zum internationalen Symposium über Natürlichkeitstheorie und Sprachwandel an der Universität Maribor, 1993
addressBochum
publisherBrockmeyer
pages123-144

BibTeX

@inproceedings{Bittner:1995,
    author = {Bittner, Dagmar},
    year = {1995},
    title = {Affixhomonymie in der Natürlichkeitstheorie},
    booktitle = {Natürlichkeitstheorie und Sprachwandel: Beitrage zum internationalen Symposium über Natürlichkeitstheorie und Sprachwandel an der Universität Maribor, 1993},
    editor = {Boretzky, Norbert et al.},
    address = {Bochum},
    publisher = {Brockmeyer},
    pages = {123-144},
}
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