Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Calabrese, Andrea (1995)

Abstract

(= Surrey 18) Historical syncretism of clitics in Italian and Sardinian dialects is examined: (a) replacement of dative by genitive or locative; (b) replacement of accusative by reflexive in the cluster dative + accusative; (c) replacement of 1pl by reflexive or locative. - The analysis uses Distributed Morphology: Cases are construed as fully specified feature bundles. Syncretism results from filters which block certain feature combinations at the level of syntax; in its place an adjusted feature bundle is formed. Where there is a form available which directly matches this revised feature bundle, it is used. Where not (as in 1pl-locative syncretism), replacement occurs by metaphoric extension based on partial overlap of features.

Calabrese:1995
authorCalabrese, Andrea
year1995
titleSyncretism phenomena in the clitic systems of Italian and Sardinian Dialects and the Notion of Morphological Change
entrytypeinproceedings
editorBeckman, Jill
booktitleProceedings of the North East Linguistic Society 25
volume2
addressAmherst
publisherUniversity of Massachusetts
pages151-174

BibTeX

@inproceedings{Calabrese:1995,
    author = {Calabrese, Andrea},
    year = {1995},
    title = {Syncretism phenomena in the clitic systems of Italian and Sardinian Dialects and the Notion of Morphological Change},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society 25},
    editor = {Beckman, Jill},
    volume = {2},
    address = {Amherst},
    publisher = {University of Massachusetts},
    pages = {151-174},
}
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