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James P. Blevins and Juliette Blevins

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199547548

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547548.001.0001

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Principal parts and degrees of paradigmatic transparency

Principal parts and degrees of paradigmatic transparency

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2 Principal parts and degrees of paradigmatic transparency
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Analogy in Grammar
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Raphael Finkel

Gregory Stump

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547548.003.0002

Paradigm transparency is the extent to which an entire inflectional paradigm is deducible analogically from a subset of its component parts. This chapter proposes precise measures of paradigm transparency. Evidence from Chinantec and Fur demonstrates that paradigm transparency is a significant domain of typological variation, and that the No-Blur Principle is incompatible with this range of variation.

Keywords:   paradigm, analogical structure, typology, morphology, inflection, principal parts, Chinantec, Fur

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