Morphological Variation

Theoretical and empirical perspectives

Editors
| University of Münster
| LMU Munich
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Morphological variation is a rather young, yet fascinating topic to study in its own right because it offers challenging evidence both for the autonomy of morphology (morphomic processes) as well as for its tight interconnection with other grammatical domains, notably phonology and syntax. Covering a wide range of phenomena (e.g. negation structures, form function-mismatches in the verbal and nominal domain, loss of morphosyntactic feature values, etc.), the contributions to this volume combine in-depth empirical studies with the explanatory potential of modern theories of grammar as well as approaches for capturing and modelling microtypological diversity.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 207]  2019.  v, 345 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: On the benefits of analyzing morphological variation by linking theory and empirical evidence
Oliver Schallert and Antje Dammel
1–25
Possessive -s in German: Development, variation and theoretical status
Tanja Ackermann
27–62
Analyzing language change through a formalist framework
Raffaela Baechler and Simon Pröll
63–94
Variation and change of plural verbs in Salzburg’s base dialects
Lars Bülow, Hannes Scheutz and Dominik Wallner
95–134
Content, form and realizations of Upper German case marking: Issues in modelling corpus-based data
Sophie Ellsäßer
135–157
Thoughts on morphomes, on a Scandinavian background
Hans-Olav Enger
159–196
How to get lost: The Präteritumschwund in German dialects
Hanna Fischer
197–222
The interaction of phonological and morphological variation in Zurich German
Anja Hasse
223–242
Negative concord in Alemannic: An OT-approach at the syntax-morphology interface
Ann-Marie Moser
243–281
Variation in non-finiteness and temporality from a canonical perspective
Tabea Reiner
283–310
Strong or weak?: Or: How information structure governs morphosyntactic variation
Helmut Weiß and Seyna Maria Dirani
311–342
Index
343–345
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009020 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Morphology
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019001939