Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Fuß, Eric (2005)

Abstract

The thesis is concerned with the grammaticalization of subject-verb-agreement by reanalysis of clitics. It is argued that this sort of development typically re-establishes lost distinctions. The Blocking Principle ensures that the emergence of new agreement affixes is only possible for those featural contexts for which the existing morphology lacks distinctive affixes, thus maintaining a non-redundant lexicon.

Fuss:2005
authorFuß, Eric
year2005
titleThe Rise of Agreement. A Formal Approach to the Syntax and Grammaticalization of Verbal Inflection
entrytypebook
addressAmsterdam
publisherJohn Benjamins

BibTeX

@book{Fuss:2005,
    author = {Fuß, Eric},
    year = {2005},
    title = {The Rise of Agreement. A Formal Approach to the Syntax and Grammaticalization of Verbal Inflection},
    address = {Amsterdam},
    publisher = {John Benjamins},
}
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