Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Bonami, Olivier and Boyé, Gilles (2002)

Abstract

The authors argue for 'stem spaces', i.e. associating lexemes to sets of stems which can be selected by morphological envioronment. The allomorphy of French verb stems is modeled assuming a stem space containing three stems (identical for regular verbs), which may be arbitrarily suppletive, but are also related by default relations. Irregular verbs may have up to three distinct stems, but obey the generalization that no verb has the identical stem1 and stem3 but a different stem2. Bonami and Boyé derive this observation by postulating that stem1 is in the default case identical to stem 2, and stem 2 to stem 3, but there is no default relation between stem 1 and 3 (see Wiese 2008 and Bobaljik 2007 for the discussion of similar syncretism/allomorphy patterns in other morphological domains).

Bonami&Boye:2002
authorBonami, Olivier and Boyé, Gilles
year2002
titleSuppletion and stem dependency in inflectional morphology
entrytypeinproceedings
editorVan Eynde, Franck and Hellan, Lars and Beerman, Dorothee
booktitleThe Proceedings of the HPSG ’01 Conference, Stanford: CSLI Publica-tions

BibTeX

@inproceedings{Bonami&Boye:2002,
    author = {Bonami, Olivier and Boyé, Gilles},
    year = {2002},
    title = {Suppletion and stem dependency in inflectional morphology},
    booktitle = {The Proceedings of the HPSG ’01 Conference, Stanford: CSLI Publica-tions},
    editor = {Van Eynde, Franck  and  Hellan, Lars and Beerman, Dorothee},
}
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