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Multiple Exponence

Alice C. Harris


Based on evidence from more than 200 languages, the book has the goal of bringing direction to the analysis of multiple exponence (ME) and of providing data to support this. The book explores all aspects of ME (also known as extended exponence), including definition and characterization of ME, treatment of ME in linguistic theories, types of ME, processing and acquisition of ME, and diachronic origins of ME. In addition, the author seeks answers to bigger questions, such as why ME is relatively rare, and why it exists at all. The book shows that ME can be systematic (not always lexically gover ... More

Keywords: multiple exponence, extended exponence, linguistic theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190464356
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice C. Harris, author
Professor of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst