Baerman, M (2005) Syncretism
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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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Language Linguistics Morphology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group|
|Deposited By:||Mr Adam Field|
|Deposited On:||27 May 2010 15:40|
|Last Modified:||13 Sep 2012 12:36|
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