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Classic problems at the syntax-morphology interface:whose are they?

Corbett, GG (2010) Classic problems at the syntax-morphology interface:whose are they? In: 17th international Conference on HPSG, 2010-07-08 - ?, Universite Paris Diderot.

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Abstract

There are fascinating problems at the syntax-morphology interface which tend to be missed. I offer a brief explanation of why that may be happening, then give a Canonical Typology perspective, which brings these problems to the fore. I give examples showing that the phenomena could in principle be treated either by syntactic rules (but these would be complex) or within morphology (but this would involve redundancy). Thus `non-autonomous' case values, those which have no unique form but are realized by patterns of syncretism, could be handled by a rule of syntax (one with access to other features, such as number) or by morphology (with resulting systematic syncretisms). I concentrate on one of the most striking sets of data, the issue of prepositional government in Latvian, and outline a solution within Network Morphology using structured case values.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Corbett, GGUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 30 October 2010
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EditorMuller, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
PublisherCSLI Publications, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords : linguistics, syntax, morphology, Latvian
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:48
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 13:48
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/772909

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