Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Harley, Heidi (2008)

Abstract

Systematic and detailed discussion of the role of Impoverishment in accounting for syncretism (especially meta-syncretism) in Distributed Morphology based on a number of case studies (English and Tsakhur pronouns, Baoan case, Georgian and Limbu verb agreement, and Nubian verb inflection). Makes the following claims: 1) Meta -syncretism is a typological common and widespread phenomenon. 2) Impoverishment may resolve problems for the Subset Principle (and the need for negative-valued feature olr arbitrary ordering of Vocabulary Items) 3) Meta-syncretism may not always be purely morphological (as suggested by the use of Impoverishment), but reflect syntactic an d/or semantic regularities.

Harley:2008
authorHarley, Heidi
year2008
titleWhen is a Syncretism more than a Syncretism?
entrytypeincollection
editorHarbour, Daniel and Adger, David and Bejar, Susana
booktitlePhi Theory: Phi-Features Across Modules and Interfaces
publisherOxford: Oxford University Press.
pages251-294

BibTeX

@incollection{Harley:2008,
    author = {Harley, Heidi},
    year = {2008},
    title = {When is a Syncretism more than a Syncretism? },
    booktitle = {Phi Theory: Phi-Features Across Modules and Interfaces},
    editor = {Harbour, Daniel and Adger, David  and Bejar, Susana},
    publisher = {Oxford: Oxford University Press. },
    pages = {251-294},
}
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