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Periphrasis and possible lexemes

Corbett, GG (2012) Periphrasis and possible lexemes In: Periphrasis. The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms. Proceedings of the British Academy 180 (7). Oxford University Press/British Academy, pp. 169-189. ISBN 978-0-19-726525-3

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When examining Periphrasis we naturally analyse the state of the contributing elements and the interplay of syntactic and morphological factors. But if periphrastic forms are part of paradigms, we should also ask how periphrasis affects the notion ‘possible lexeme’. In particular, we can look at the ways in which periphrastic forms ‘split’ lexemes. This is a relatively new area. Since periphrasis is in large part the issue of whether we are dealing with a single lexeme or more than one, it is therefore worth investigating these splits more generally, first looking at ‘easier’ splits, and only then going on to the typology of splits created by periphrasis. I shall not go over the issue of the competition between synthetic and periphrastic forms, for which see, for instance, Stump (2002) and Kiparsky (2005); rather I shall concentrate on the shape of lexemes which are split by periphrasis.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Authors :
Corbett, GG
Date : 13 December 2012
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Jun 2014 10:42
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 15:05

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