Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Coleman, Robert (1976)

Abstract

A tripartite typology of the scope of diachronic noun case syncretism is offered: (a) 1st degree: loss of distinction in all members of one (or more) inflectional paradigm, but not in all paradigms. (b) 2nd degree: loss of distinction in all paradigms, but restricted to a single number. (c) 3rd degree: complete loss of distinction. Diachronic syncretism is ascribed to (i) phonological change, producing 1st degree syncretism; (ii) analogical extension of 1st degree syncretism, producing 2nd and 3rd degree; (iii) replacement of independent forms by prepositional collocations.

Coleman:1976
authorColeman, Robert
year1976
titlePatterns of Syncretism in Latin
entrytypeincollection
editorDavies, Anna M. and Meid, Wolfgang
booktitleStudies in Greek, Italic and Indo-European Linguistics Offered to Leonard R. Palmer
addressInnsbruck
publisherInstitut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Innsbruck
pages47-56

BibTeX

@incollection{Coleman:1976,
    author = {Coleman, Robert},
    year = {1976},
    title = {Patterns of Syncretism in Latin},
    booktitle = {Studies in Greek, Italic and Indo-European Linguistics Offered to Leonard R. Palmer},
    editor = {Davies, Anna M. and Meid, Wolfgang},
    address = {Innsbruck},
    publisher = {Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Innsbruck},
    pages = {47-56},
}
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