Inflectional Paradigms: Content and Form at the Syntax-Morphology Interface (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics #149) (Paperback)

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Inflectional Paradigms: Content and Form at the Syntax-Morphology Interface (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics #149) (Paperback)

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Sometimes dismissed as linguistically epiphenomenal, inflectional paradigms are, in reality, the interface of a language's morphology with its syntax and semantics. Drawing on abundant evidence from a wide range of languages (French, Hua, Hungarian, Kashmiri, Latin, Nepali, Noon, Old Norse, Sanskrit, Turkish, Twi and others), Stump examines a variety of mismatches between words' content and form, including morphomic patterns, defectiveness, overabundance, syncretism, suppletion, deponency and polyfunctionality. He demonstrates that such mismatches motivate a new grammatical architecture in which two kinds of paradigms are distinguished: content paradigms, which determine word forms' syntactic distribution and semantic interpretation, and form paradigms, which determine their inflectional realization. In this framework, the often nontrivial linkage between a lexeme's content paradigm and its stems' form paradigm is the nexus at which incongruities of content and form are resolved. Stump presents clear and precise analyses of a range of morphological phenomena in support of this theoretical innovation.
Product Details ISBN: 9781107460850
ISBN-10: 1107460859
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: December 30th, 2015
Pages: 239
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics