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Combining Forms and Affixoids in Morphology  

Dany Amiot and Edwige Dugas

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Apr 2020
Word-formation encompasses a wide range of processes, among which we find derivation and compounding, two processes yielding productive patterns which enable the speaker to understand and ... More

Form and Meaning of (Indefinite) Pronouns  

Olaf Koeneman and Hedde Zeijlstra

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Apr 2020
The relation between the morphological form of a pronoun and its semantic function is not always transparent, and syncretism abounds in natural languages. In a language like English, for ... More

Linking Elements in Morphology  

Renata Szczepaniak

Linking elements occur in compound nouns and derivatives in the Indo-European languages as well as in many other languages of the world. They can be described as sound material or graphemes ... More

Negation in Morphology  

Karen De Clercq

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Apr 2020
Negative markers are not a uniform category. They come in various types and, depending on their type, they take scope over a clause, a phrase, or just a word. Low scope negative markers ... More

Paradigm Function Morphology: Assumptions and Innovations  

Gregory Stump

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Apr 2020
Paradigm Function Morphology (PFM) is an evolving approach to modeling morphological systems in a precise and enlightening way. The fundamental insight of PFM is that words have both ... More

Numerals in Morphology  

Ljuba N. Veselinova

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Mar 2020
This article provides an overview of approaches to numerals within the field of morphology. As is well known, any strict separation between morphology, semantics and syntax is hardly ... More

Paradigms in Morphology  

Petar Milin and James P. Blevins

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Mar 2020
Studies of the structure and function of paradigms are as old as the Western grammatical tradition. The central role accorded to paradigms in traditional approaches largely reflects the ... More

Subtraction in Morphology  

Stela Manova

Subtraction consists in shortening the shape of the word. It operates on morphological bases such as roots, stems, and words in word-formation and inflection. Cognitively, subtraction is ... More

Head Movement and Morphological Strength  

Jan-Wouter Zwart

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Feb 2020
In the Principles and Parameters framework of Generative Grammar, the various positions occupied by the verb have been identified as functional heads hosting inflectional material (affixes ... More

Morphology in Typology: Historical Retrospect, State of the Art, and Prospects  

Peter M. Arkadiev

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Feb 2020
Morphology, understood as internal structure of words, has always figured prominently in linguistic typology, and it is with the morphological classification of languages into “fusional,” ... More

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