Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Leiss, Elisabeth (1997)

Abstract

(= Surrey 63) On the biuniqueness principle of Natural Morphology (‘one form, one meaning’), it is proposed that syncretism – understood as the neutralization of features – should be recognized not only within inflectional paradigms, but even across grammatical categories. The example used is the –s affix in English, namely: (a) –s plural (b) –s possessive (c) –s 3sg present tense all of which are said to represent a single underlying meaning, sharing the feature +Relation (possessive and plural relate parts to wholes, while the 3sg ending expresses an anaphoric relationship).

Leiss:1997
authorLeiss, Elisabeth
year1997
titleSynkretismus und Natürlichkeit
entrytypearticle
journalFolia Linguistica
volume31
number1-2
pages133-160

BibTeX

@article{Leiss:1997,
    author = {Leiss, Elisabeth},
    year = {1997},
    title = {Synkretismus und Natürlichkeit},
    journal = {Folia Linguistica},
    volume = {31},
    number = {1-2},
    pages = {133-160},
}
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