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dc.contributor.authorCorbett, George
dc.contributor.editorWiese, Heike
dc.contributor.editorSimon, Horst J.
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-14 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07 16:47:06
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T09:29:10Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T09:29:10Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier1006354
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/23786
dc.description.abstractWe start from the notion of ‘canonical’ inflection, and we adopt an inferential-realizational approach. We assume that we have already established the features and their values for a given system (while acknowledging that this may be a substantial analytic task). In a canonical system, feature values “should” multiply out so that all possible cells exist. Paradigms “should” be consistent, both internally (within the lexeme) and externally (across lexemes). Such a scheme would make perfect sense in functional terms: it provides maximal differentiation for minimal phonological material. However, real systems show great divergences from this idealization. A typology of divergences from the canonical scheme situates the types of morphological exceptionality, including: periphrasis, anti-periphrasis, defectiveness, overdifferentiation, suppletion, syncretism, heteroclisis and deponency. These types of exceptionality provide the basis for an investigation of higher order exceptionality, which results from interactions of these phenomena, where the exceptional phenomena target the same cells of the paradigm. While some examples are vanishingly rare, they are of great importance for establishing what is a possible word inhuman language, since they push the limits considerably beyond normal exceptionality.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFA Philosophy of language
dc.subject.otherGeneral Linguistics
dc.titleChapter Higher order exceptionality in inflectional morphology
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.1515/9783110219098.107
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy2b386f62-fc18-4108-bcf1-ade3ed4cf2f3
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameDe Gruyter
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.degruyter.com/
oapen.relation.isPartOfBook7af7d5fc-0c78-4ac0-9c38-3eea55f19c38
virtual.oapen_relation_isPartOfBook.dc_titleExpecting the Unexpected: Exceptions in Grammar
oapen.relation.isFundedBy7292b17b-f01a-4016-94d3-d7fb5ef9fb79
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name FP7 Ideas: European Research Council
oapen.relation.isbn9783110219081
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
oapen.place.publicationBerlin/Boston
oapen.grant.number230268
oapen.grant.acronymMORPHOLOGY


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