The Syntax-Morphology Interface: A Study of Syncretism (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics)

The Syntax-Morphology Interface: A Study of Syncretism (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics)

Matthew Baerman


Syncretism--where a unmarried shape serves or extra morphosyntactic functions--is a continual challenge on the syntax-morphology interface. It effects from a 'mismatch', wherein the syntax of a language makes a specific contrast, however the morphology doesn't. This pioneering e-book presents the 1st full-length research of inflectional syncretism, proposing a typology of its incidence throughout quite a lot of languages. it will likely be welcomed through linguists drawn to the relation among phrases and the bigger devices of which they're a half.

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