Principal parts and degrees of paradigmatic transparency

Raphael Finkel and Gregory Stump

in Analogy in Grammar

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547548
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720628 | DOI:
Principal parts and degrees of paradigmatic transparency

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Paradigm transparency is the extent to which an entire inflectional paradigm is deducible analogically from a subset of its component parts. This chapter proposes precise measures of paradigm transparency. Evidence from Chinantec and Fur demonstrates that paradigm transparency is a significant domain of typological variation, and that the No-Blur Principle is incompatible with this range of variation.

Keywords: paradigm; analogical structure; typology; morphology; inflection; principal parts; Chinantec; Fur

Chapter.  13645 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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