Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Hetzron, Robert (1975)

Abstract

Maybe the first article to tackle the problem of ineffability from a modern and formal point of view. Hetzron discusses a number of cases of paradigmatic gaps (e.g. English absolute superlatives, Hungarikan -ik-verbs with root-final CC, Russian 1sg verb forms) synchronically and historically, and concludes that the motivation for gaps is heterogeneous: conflicting rules, output constraints, "the failure of rules to cover all possible cases" (p. 859), but also pure stipulation. Against Halle (1973) he claims that stipulated gaps do not follow from exception features on stored word forms, but from explicit rules requiring gaps.

Hetzron:1975vn
authorHetzron, Robert
year1975
titleWhere the Grammar Fails
entrytypearticle
journalLanguage
volume51
number4
pages859-872

BibTeX

@article{Hetzron:1975vn,
    author = {Hetzron, Robert},
    year = {1975},
    title = {Where the Grammar Fails},
    journal = {Language},
    volume = {51},
    number = {4},
    pages = {859-872},
}
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