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A Non-Canonical Pattern of Deponency and Its Implications<sup>*</sup>

Gregory T. Stump

in Deponency and Morphological Mismatches

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264102
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734380 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.003.0004

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 145

A Non-Canonical Pattern of Deponency and Its Implications*

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This chapter discusses a proposal of a conception of canonical dependency in language. It demonstrates that the instances of canonical dependency are prone to two very different analyses. It also examines a particular pattern of non-canonical deponency and its implications for choosing between the contrasting analyses canonical dependency is being subjected to. In this chapter, Latin deponent verbs are regarded as an instance of canonical deponency.

Keywords: canonical dependency; Latin; deponent verbs

Chapter.  8280 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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