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Advances in Morphology by Wolfgang U. Dressler, Martin Prinzhorn, John R. Rennison

By Wolfgang U. Dressler, Martin Prinzhorn, John R. Rennison

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What is apparently needed for Sekani is a mapping algorithm like the following: (16) a. Map each stem into its own small word. b. Map all remaining elements into small words, mapping adjacent elements into the same small word. 56 Aaron Halpern This is reminiscent of the proposal of Cohn (1989) for Indonesian. However, two sorts of problems arise. On the one hand, it requires late reference to the stem boundary, violating the sort of locality of morphological effects which Bracket Erasure (Kiparsky 1982) is intended to ensure.

Introduction Recent approaches to Government-Binding syntax have attempted unification of syntactic categories by proposing that functional elements such as complementizers, determiners, auxiliary verbs and so on are syntactic heads with full X-bar projections (Chomsky 1986). This proposal is taken a step further in some work, which argues that inflectional formatives should be seen as syntactic heads. Inflected words are then said to be formed in the syntax by head-to-head movement, an instantiation of the general movement rule of Move-Alpha (cf.

We are simply dealing with the loss of a morphosemantic category for which the language, so to speak, no longer has any use. 46 Andrew Spencer In each of these cases a number of distinct formatives has been lost over a relatively short period of time. Indeed, where case morphology has been lost a great variety of suffixes have disappeared more or less together. The nearest equivalent to this in the domain of words would be the loss, or at least significant shift in meaning, of a complete set of function words.

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