Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Lahne, Antje (2007)


The paper argues that polarity effects in inflectional morphology follow from a requirement that adjacent cells (cells maximally sharing morphosyntactic features) in a paradigm must exhibit phonologically distinct markers (the author also discusses versions of this requirement which do not directly refer to paradigms). Contains detailed analyses of Old French nominal inflection, Romanian verb agreement, and Old Irish case/number inflection on nouns.

authorLahne, Antje
titleOn Deriving Polarity Effects
editorTrommer, Jochen and Opitz, Andreas
booktitle1 2 Many
seriesLinguistische Arbeits Berichte
publisherDepartment of Linguistics: University of Leipzig


    author = {Lahne, Antje},
    year = {2007},
    title = {On Deriving Polarity Effects},
    booktitle = {1 2 Many},
    editor = {Trommer, Jochen and  Opitz,  Andreas},
    series = {Linguistische Arbeits Berichte },
    volume = {85},
    publisher = {Department of Linguistics: University of Leipzig},
last changed: