Extending Deponency: Implications for Morphological Mismatches<sup>*</sup>

Andrew Spencer

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

Extending Deponency: Implications for Morphological Mismatches*

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This chapter discusses a number of types of mismatch that do not fit neatly into more traditional schemas. Most of these are considered mismatches that occur when a word of one morpholexical category inflects, as if it were a member of a different morpholexical category. It provides a rough preliminary typology of mismatches that is based on four properties and mentions a few instances of within-class mismatches. The chapter also looks at complications in the Hindu verb system and how morphological mismatches might be reflected in syntactic behaviour.

Keywords: mismatches; morpholexical category; typology; Hindu verb system; morphological mismatches; syntactic behaviour

Chapter.  8420 words. 

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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