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The Surrey Person Syncretism Database

Baerman, Matthew (2002) The Surrey Person Syncretism Database [Dataset]

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Abstract

The database covers 111 languages, and concentrates on person syncretism. It documents instances where particular person and number combinations share the same form (for example, the English verb 'to be' where one form is used with you (sg), we, you (pl) and they: you are, we are, you are, they are). The database also records properties which might be conditioning factors for person/number syncretism: tense/aspect/mood, inflectional class, gender of subject, and syntactic context. Each instance of syncretism is hyperlinked to an illustrative paradigm.

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.

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: 22 Jan 2014 11:43
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1357

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