The boundaries of pure morphology : diachronic and synchronic perspectives / edited by Silvio Cruschina, Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith
- Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Stem alternations in Swiss Rumantsch / Stephen R. Anderson -- 3.`Semi-autonomous' morphology? A problem in the history of the Italian (and Romanian) verb / Martin Maiden -- 4.The Italian Finire-type verbs: a case of morphomic attraction / Martina Da Tos -- 5.The fate of the -Id(I)- morpheme in the Central Dolomitic Ladin varieties of northern Italy: variable conditioning of a morphological mechanism / Claire Meul -- 6.Future and conditional in Occitan: a non-canonical morphome / Louise Esher -- 7.Compositionality and change in conditionals and counterfactuals in Romance / Nigel Vincent -- 8.Morphomes in Sardinian verb inflection / Michele Loporcaro -- 9.The roots of language / Mark Aronoff -- 10.Morphomic stems in the Northern Talyshi verb: diachrony and synchrony / Steven Kaye -- 11.Overabundance in diachrony: a case study / Chiara Cappellaro -- 12.The morphome and morphosyntactic/semantic features / Paul O'Neill -- 13.The morphome as a gradient phenomenon: evidence from Romance / John Charles Smith -- 14.Beyond the stem and inflectional morphology: an irregular pattern at the level of periphrasis / Silvio Cruschina.
- In a series of pioneering explorations of the diachrony of morphomes, this book throws new light on the nature of the morphome and the boundary - seen from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives - between what is and is not genuinely autonomous in morphology. Its findings will be of central interest to morphologists of all theoretical stripes.
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages -307) and index.
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