Morphological Typology of Deponency<sup>*</sup>

Matthew Baerman

in Deponency and Morphological Mismatches

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264102
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734380 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 145

Morphological Typology of Deponency*

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This chapter discusses the morphological typology of deponency. It shows that the theoretical interest of deponent verbs in Latin is clear, and that morphological forms are not simply a blind reflection of the categories they represent. A mismatch between form and function is discussed, and the active and passive voices in Latin deponents are studied. Other sections in this chapter examine normal realization, lexically specified sets, and the lack of a normal function.

Keywords: morphological typology; deponency; theoretical interest; morphological forms; form; function; Latin deponents; active; passive voices; normal realization; lexically specified sets; normal function

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Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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