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Borrowed Morphology

Borrowed Morphology

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By integrating novel developments in both contact linguistics and morphological theory, this volume pursues the topic of borrowed morphology by recourse to sophisticated theoretical and methodological accounts. The authors address fundamental issues, such as the alleged universal dispreference for morphological borrowing and its effects on morphosyntactic complexity, and corroborate their analyses with strong cross-linguistic evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614515562
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Series: Language Contact and Bilingualism [LCB] Series , #8
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

N. Amiridze, Utrecht University; P. Arkadiev, Russian Academy of Sciences; F. Gardani, Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Table of Contents

Borrowed morphology: an overview Francesco Gardani Peter Arkadiev Nino Amiridze 1

Part I Theory

When is the diffusion of inflectional morphology not dispreferred? Sarah G. Thomason 27

Why is the borrowing of inflectional morphology dispreferred? Yaron Matras 47

Part II Borrowing of derivation

Borrowing of verbal derivational morphology between Semitic languages; the case of Arabic verb derivations in Neo-Aramaic Eleanor Coghill 83

Borrowing verbs from Oghuz Turkic: two linguistic areas Metin Bagnaçik Angela Ralli Dimitra Melissaropoulou 109

Common denominal verbalizers in the Transeurasian languages: borrowed or inherited? Marline Robbeets 137

Part III Borrowing of inflection

A comparison of copied morphemes in Sakha (Yakut) and Éven Brigitte Pakendorf 157

From absolutely optional to only nominally ergative: the life cycle of the Gurindji ergative suffix Felicity Meakins 189

Contact intensity and the borrowing of bound morphology in Korlai Indo-Portuguese J. Clancy Clements Ana R. Luís 219

Innovative complexity in the pronominal paradigm of Mojeno: a result of contact? Françoise Rose 241

Adjective-noun agreement in language contact: loss, realignment and innovation Thomas Stolz 269

Index of subjects 303

Index of languages 307

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