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Syncretism

Baerman, M (2005) Syncretism

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Abstract

Syncretism occurs where two or more distinct morphosyntactic values are collapsed in a single inflected word form. In the current literature, instances of syncretism are being increasingly cited to support particular models of morphology and feature structure. This article takes a critical look at the sorts of analyses that the data actually warrant, in particular showing the limitations of an approach that treats syncretism as dependent on morphosyntactic feature structure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language Linguistics Morphology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:40
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:32
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1331

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