Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Carstairs-McCarthy, Andrew (2001b)

Abstract

This paper addresses the question whether there is a general requirement for the trigger of grammatically conditioned allomorphy to be located closer to or further away from the alternating element. Carstairs-McCarthy argues that such a principle exits. He shows evidence from Latin and Hungarian which falsify the claims of both Bobaljik (2000) and Carstairs (1987) because their generalizations are either too restrictive or not restrictive enough. He proposes an alternative called "Ancestry Constraint on Inflectional sensitivity" according to which relations between nodes in a hierarchical word structure are important: only ancestry nodes (nodes in a domination relation) condition allomorphy. The result of this constraint is identical to that of Carstairs (1987) in that outward sensitivity is exclusively to whole categories while inward sentitivity can also be to individual properties.

Carstairs&McCarthy:2001
authorCarstairs-McCarthy, Andrew
year2001b
titleGrammatically Conditioned Allomorphy, Paradigm Structure, and the Ancestry Constraint
entrytypeincollection
booktitleTransactions of the Philological Society
volume99
number2
publisherBlackwell
pages223–245

BibTeX

@incollection{Carstairs&McCarthy:2001,
    author = {Carstairs-McCarthy, Andrew},
    year = {2001b},
    title = {Grammatically Conditioned Allomorphy, Paradigm Structure, and the Ancestry Constraint},
    booktitle = {Transactions of the Philological Society},
    volume = {99},
    number = {2},
    publisher = {Blackwell},
    pages = {223–245},
}
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