Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Harris, Alice C. (2009)

Abstract

The paper shows that agreement morphology in the Nakh-Dagestanian language Batsbi exhibits an extreme degree of multiple exponence: The same verbal argument may be cross-referenced on the same verb by up to three identical gender/number affixes (and an additional person number marker). It is argued that approaches to exponence which are broadly morphemic and/or deny the existence of extended exponence (especially Noyer 1992, Ortmann 1999, Müller 2006) are insufficient to capture the batsbi data in a satisfying way.

Harris:2009
authorHarris, Alice C.
year2009
titleExuberant exponence in Batsbi
entrytypearticle
journalNatural Language and Linguistic Theory
volume27
pages267–303

BibTeX

@article{Harris:2009,
    author = {Harris, Alice C.},
    year = {2009},
    title = {Exuberant exponence in Batsbi },
    journal = {Natural  Language and  Linguistic Theory },
    volume = {27},
    pages = {267–303},
}
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