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Inflectional defectiveness, Andrea D. Sims, (electronic resource)

Label
Inflectional defectiveness
Title
Inflectional defectiveness
Statement of responsibility
Andrea D. Sims
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Paradigmatic gaps ('missing' inflected forms) have traditionally been considered to be the random detritus of a language's history and marginal exceptions to the normal functioning of its inflectional system. Arguing that this is a misperception, Inflectional Defectiveness demonstrates that paradigmatic gaps are in fact normal and expected products of inflectional structure. Sims offers an accessible exploration of how and why inflectional defectiveness arises, why it persists, and how it is learned. The book presents a theory of morphology which is rooted in the implicative structure of the paradigm. This systematic exploration of the topic also addresses questions of inflection class organization, the morphology-syntax interface, the structure of the lexicon, and the nature of productivity. Presenting a novel synthesis of established research and new empirical data, this work is significant for researchers and graduate students in all fields of linguistics
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Sims, Andrea D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in linguistics
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  • Paradigm (Linguistics)
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Historical linguistics
Label
Inflectional defectiveness, Andrea D. Sims, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Nov 2015)
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Defining inflectional defectiveness -- 3. On the causes of inflectional defectiveness -- 4. Productivity, defectiveness, and syncretism -- 5. Principal parts, predictability, and paradigmatic gaps -- 6. Irreducible gaps and the morphologization of defectiveness -- 7. On learnability and the dynamic organization of the lexicon -- 8. The implicative structure of the paradigm and other concluding thoughts -- Appendix. Information-theoretic and other probability-based measures of inflectional structure
Control code
ssib023827826
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107053854
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib023827826
Label
Inflectional defectiveness, Andrea D. Sims, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Nov 2015)
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Defining inflectional defectiveness -- 3. On the causes of inflectional defectiveness -- 4. Productivity, defectiveness, and syncretism -- 5. Principal parts, predictability, and paradigmatic gaps -- 6. Irreducible gaps and the morphologization of defectiveness -- 7. On learnability and the dynamic organization of the lexicon -- 8. The implicative structure of the paradigm and other concluding thoughts -- Appendix. Information-theoretic and other probability-based measures of inflectional structure
Control code
ssib023827826
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107053854
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib023827826

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