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Inflectional Classes and Containment

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Title of host publicationDefaults in Morphological Theory
DateSubmitted - 2017
DateAccepted/In press - Oct 2017
DatePublished (current) - 26 Oct 2017
PublisherOxford University Press
EditorsNikolas Gisborne, Andrew Hippisley
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)9780198712329


Inflectional classes are an instance of autonomous morphology, where expression in form cross-cuts syntactically relevant distinctions. However, most analyses assume some kind of ‘containment’, where choice of inflectional allomorphs is largely restricted to a part of speech. In default inheritance accounts of morphology higher defaults are assumed to correspond to recognizable parts of speech. Data from Archi and Noon indicate that violations of containment are not so implausible, but even here there is a role for principles, such as Network Morphology’s ‘morphological projection’, or Spencer's ‘morpholexically coherent lexicon’, that entail a relationship between parts of speech and default morphological classes.


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