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Deponency, syncretism and what lies between

Corbett, GG (2007) Deponency, syncretism and what lies between In: Deponency and Morphological Mismatches. Proceedings of the British Academy, 145 . British Academy and Oxford University, Oxford, pp. 21-43. ISBN 9780197264102

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This chapter discusses how deponency is to be differentiated from syncretism, which shows important similarities. It attempts to provide ‘intellectual housekeeping’, which puts order into the description of inflectional morphology. This allows for an analysis of the diversity of inflectional morphology by confronting it with an elegant order. It is revealed that there are types of lexeme whose interest and importance had not previously been fully recognized.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects : Linguistics
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 2007
DOI : 10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.003.0002
Uncontrolled Keywords : Syncretism, Intellectual housekeeping, Inflectional morphology, Diversity, Lexemes
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:38
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 15:09

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