Chapter published in:Substance-based Grammar – The (Ongoing) Work of John Anderson
Edited by Roger Böhm and Harry van der Hulst
[Studies in Language Companion Series 204] 2018
► pp. 225–259
Entitatives and Indo-European n-stems
Conversion, subjunction, and the substance-based coherence of old English weak declension classes
This chapter shows that the Indo-European morphophonological class of n-stems was increased by lexical derivation by conversion. The participation of members of the notionally defined set of entitatives in these conversions accords with the association of the feature ‘identification’ with this class, whose reflexes appear in the Old English, and other Germanic, weak declensions classes. Conversion of an item to a non-functional primary category involves the adoption of morphosyntactic categories available to the target category. These are secondary categories of functional primary categories, expressed either by adjunction (with head and dependent in linear syntactic sequence) or by inflection. Inflectional expression reflects conversion to functional categories, expressed by subjunction (with head and dependent in a single wordform).
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