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The Surrey Syncretisms Database

Baerman, Matthew, Brown, Dunstan and Corbett, Greville G. (2002) The Surrey Syncretisms Database [Dataset]

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Abstract

The Surrey Syncretism Database encodes information on inflectional syncretism in 30 genetically and geographically diverse languages, representing such morphosyntactic features as case, person, number and gender. Syncretism is defined as when some set of words fail to distinguish morphosyntactic feature values which we believe, based on language-internal criteria, to be underlyingly present (for example, in Latin, the dative and ablative cases may be distinct in some contexts but collapsed into a single form in others). For each language all instances of syncretism are recorded.

Item Type: Dataset
Additional Information:

The database was created for the project Where Word Forms Collide: A Typology of Syncretism funded by the Economic and Social Research Council under grant number R000237939. The database can be accessed without cost. Users agree not to pass on the Database to third parties and to properly acknowledge the Surrey Syncretisms Database as the source of information in publications or manuscripts that make use of its data.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Linguistics
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: 16 Jan 2014 13:23
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1352

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