Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Krámský, Jirí (1976)

Abstract

(= Surrey 60) Syncretism ("identity of form" in Kramsky’s terms) is surveyed in languages of different morphological type. Syncretism is most frequent in the flexive type (e.g. classical Indo-European, or Slavic), less frequent in the introflexive type (e.g. Semitic) and still less so in the agglutinative (e.g. Turkish) and isolative type (e.g. French). It is asserted that it is a means of simplifying a language’s morphology, in as much as it rarely leads to ambiguity.

Kramsky:1976
authorKrámský, Jirí
year1976
titleA typological study of morphological homonymy
entrytypearticle
journalJirí Krámský Papers in general linguistics
pages156-180

BibTeX

@article{Kramsky:1976,
    author = {Krámský, Jirí},
    year = {1976},
    title = {A typological study of morphological homonymy},
    journal = {Jirí Krámský Papers in general linguistics},
    pages = {156-180},
}
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