Distributed morphology without secondary exponence: a local account of licensing thematic licensing of vocabulary items and strong verb alternations

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/126631
Title:
Distributed morphology without secondary exponence: a local account of licensing thematic licensing of vocabulary items and strong verb alternations
Author:
Siddiqi, Daniel
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
Journal:
Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/126631
Abstract:
This paper provides a Distributed Morphology (DM) approach to the thematic licensing of verbs and extends that approach to the licensing of strong verb alternations such as eat/ate. These verbal behaviors have been captured in the DM literature by limiting the morphological environments that condition the insertion of Vocabulary Items (c.f. secondary exponence). In this paper, I show that the verbs in question gain the features of the environment they appear in by undergoing fusion with the relevant heads. In this way, DM does not need to rely upon conditioning the insertion of irregular verbs, but need only rely upon the Subset Principle to license the insertion of these verbs.
Type:
text; Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0894-4539

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dc.contributor.authorSiddiqi, Danielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-31T15:50:45Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-31T15:50:45Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.issn0894-4539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/126631-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides a Distributed Morphology (DM) approach to the thematic licensing of verbs and extends that approach to the licensing of strong verb alternations such as eat/ate. These verbal behaviors have been captured in the DM literature by limiting the morphological environments that condition the insertion of Vocabulary Items (c.f. secondary exponence). In this paper, I show that the verbs in question gain the features of the environment they appear in by undergoing fusion with the relevant heads. In this way, DM does not need to rely upon conditioning the insertion of irregular verbs, but need only rely upon the Subset Principle to license the insertion of these verbs.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Linguistics Circleen_US
dc.titleDistributed morphology without secondary exponence: a local account of licensing thematic licensing of vocabulary items and strong verb alternationsen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalCoyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizonaen_US
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