Variation and Change in Morphology

Selected papers from the 13th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, February 2008

Editors
| Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
| Universität Wien
| Universität Wien
| Universität Wien
Assistant Editor
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The papers in this volume derive from the 13th International Morphology Meeting (Vienna 2008). They all address the main topic of the meeting, viz. variation and change in morphology. Inflectional and derivational morphology are represented on equal terms. The focus is on cases of language-internal variation, such as pattern competition, base variation, form–function mismatches, or morphological pleonasm. Other recurring themes are language contact as a cause of variation, the output-orientedness of morphological patterns, and linguistic economy.

The contributions cover a wide variety of languages, both Indo-European (Romance, Germanic and Slavic; Latin, Lithuanian and Romani) and non-Indo-European (Hungarian, Maay, Chinese).

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 310]  2010.  vii, 249 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editors’ introduction
1–14
Editors’ introduction
1–14
Affixation vs. conversion.: The Resolution of conflicting patterns
Laurie Bauer, Salvador Valera and Ana Díaz-Negrillo
15–32
The -alis/-aris allomorphy revisited
András Cser
33–52
French property nouns based on toponyms or ethnic adjectives: A case of base variation
Georgette Dal and Fiammetta Namer
53–74
Morphological variation in the construction of French names for inhabitants
Elmar Eggert
75–88
The invisible hand of grammaticalization: West-Germanic substitutive infinitive and the prefix ge-
Livio Gaeta
89–106
Paradigmatic realignment and morphological change: Diachronic deponency in Network Morphology
Andrew Hippisley
107–128
Areal-typological aspects of word-formation: The case of aktionsart-formation in German, Hungarian, Slavic, Baltic, Romani and Yiddish
Ferenc Kiefer
129–148
Variation and change in morphology and syntax: Romance object agreement
Michele Loporcaro
149–176
Optional multiple plural marking in Maay
Mary Paster
177–192
Lettered words: Using Roman letters to create words in Chinese
Helena Riha and Kirk Baker
193–200
Word creation: Definition – Function – Typology
Elke Ronneberger-Sibold
201–216
Pleonastic morphology dies hard: Change and variation of definiteness inflection in Lithuanian
Thomas Stolz
217–244
Index of languages and terms
245–246
Index of subjects and terms
247–249
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009048326