Morphological Autonomy: Perspectives From Romance Inflectional Morphology

Hardcover | September 18, 2011

EditorMaria Goldbach, Marc-Olivier Hinzelin, Martin Maiden

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This book is about the nature of morphology and its place in the structure of grammar. Drawing on a wide range of aspects of Romance inflectional morphology, leading scholars present detailed arguments for the autonomy of morphology, ie morphology has phenomena and mechanisms of its own thatare not reducible to syntax or phonology. But which principles and rules govern this independent component and which phenomena can be described or explicated by the mechanisms of the morphemic level? In shedding light on these questions, this volume constitutes a major contribution to Romancehistorical morphology in particular, and to our understanding of the nature and importance of morphomic structure in language change in general.

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This book is about the nature of morphology and its place in the structure of grammar. Drawing on a wide range of aspects of Romance inflectional morphology, leading scholars present detailed arguments for the autonomy of morphology, ie morphology has phenomena and mechanisms of its own thatare not reducible to syntax or phonology. But...

Maria Goldbach studied linguistics of the Romance languages at the Universities of Aix-en-Provence and Hamburg. She was assistant professor for the linguistics of Romance languages at the University of Hamburg. Currently, she is a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford in the research project 'Autonomous Morphology in Diachron...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:September 18, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart 1: Autonomous Morphology - Corroborations and Challenges1. Stephen R. Anderson: Stress-Conditioned Allomorphy in Surmiran (Rumantsch)2. Martin Maiden: Morphomes and 'Stress-Conditioned Allomorphy' in Romanh3. Judith Meinschaefer: Accentual Patterns in Romance Verb Forms4. Paul O'Neill: Morphomes, Morphemes, and Morphological Segmentation: Evidence From Ibero-Romance5. Sascha Gaglia: Representational Aspects of Morphomic Vowel variation in Southern Italy6. Andrew Swearingen: The Romance Imperative, Irregular Morphology, Syncretism, and the Morphome7. Vito Pirrelli, Marcello Ferro, and Basilio Calderone: Learning Paradigms in Time and Space. Computational Evidence From Romance Languages8. Rafael Linares: Conjugations and Complex Stems in Spanish Verbs: Generalization Properties and Priming EffectsPart 2: Evolution of Stem Allomorphy9. Max Wheeler: The Evolution of a Morphome in Catalan Verb Inflection10. Maria Goldbach: Metaphony in Portuguese 3rd Class -o(C)C-ir and -u(C)C-ir Verbs - Comparison With Modern Galician and Mediaeval Galician-Portuguese11. Ana R. Luis: Morphomic Structure and Loan-Verb Integration: Evidence From Lusophone CreolesPart 3: Interfaces With Syntax or Semantics?12. Xu, Zheng and mark Aronoff: A Realization Optimality-Theoretic Approach to Full and Partial Identity of Forms13. Marc-Olivier Hinzelin: Syncretism and Suppletion in Gallo-Romance Verb Paradigms14. John Charles Smith: Variable Analyses of a Verbal Inflection in (mainly) Canadian French15. Michele Loporcaro: Syncretism and neutralization in the Marking of Romance Object Agreement16. Anna M. Thornton: Overabundance (Multiple Forms Realizing the Same Cell): A Non-Canonical Phenomenon in Italian Verb Morphology17. Cinzia Russi: Clitics of Italian Verbi Procomplementari: What are They?18. Catherine Taylor: Periphrasis in Romance19. Nigel Vincent: Non-Finite Forms, Periphrases, and Autonomous Morphology in Latin and RomanceReferencesIndex