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Hybrid nouns and their complexity

Corbett, GG (2015) Hybrid nouns and their complexity In: Agreement from a Diachronic Perspective (Trends in Linguistics Studies and Monographs). Trends in Linguistics Studies and Monographs (287). De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin, pp. 191-214. ISBN 978-3-11-037334-9

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Abstract

Hybrid nouns, nouns which induce different agreements according to the target, have been described in various languages. The new question is why they exist at all. There is clear evidence that hybrids vary considerably in the agreement they control, even within a single language. It therefore seems logical to align this variability with lexical semantics, and this is convincing for some hybrids. But this motivation is hard to reconcile with the fact that some hybrids are hybrids only for part of their paradigm. These latter instances suggest that the underlying motivation for some hybrids is a form-meaning mismatch.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects : English & Languages
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages
Authors :
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Corbett, GGUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2015
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2015 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 10 Feb 2017 19:16
Last Modified : 10 Feb 2017 19:16
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/807948

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