Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Boeder, W. (1976)

Abstract

(= Surrey 16) Syncretism is analyzed in terms of marked/unmarked feature values. Three rules are offered: (a) the more marked features a form has, the greater the likelihood of syncretism (e.g. syncretism is more likely in the marked plural than in the unmarked singular); (b) syntactic features will be affected before semantic ones (e.g. case before number); (c) syncretism is defined as the obligatory neutralization of one feature in the presence of another. - Apparent exceptions to these rules result either from an incorrect feature analysis, or because the phenomenon in question should not be characterized as syncretism. Examples are drawn from German, Old Georgian, West Greenlandic and Romance.

Boeder:1976
authorBoeder, W.
year1976
titleMorphologische Kategorien
entrytypeincollection
editorBraunmüller, K. and Kürschner, W.
booktitleGrammatik. Akten des 10. Linguistischen Kolloquiums, Tübingen 1975
volume2
addressTübingen
publisherNiemeyer
pages117-126

BibTeX

@incollection{Boeder:1976,
    author = {Boeder, W.},
    year = {1976},
    title = {Morphologische Kategorien},
    booktitle = {Grammatik. Akten des 10. Linguistischen Kolloquiums, Tübingen 1975 },
    editor = {Braunmüller, K. and Kürschner, W.},
    volume = {2},
    address = {Tübingen},
    publisher = {Niemeyer},
    pages = {117-126},
}
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