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FeaturesPerspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics$
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Anna Kibort and Greville G. Corbett

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199577743

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.001.0001

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Features: essential notions

Features: essential notions

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(p.17) 2 Features: essential notions
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Features
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Greville G. Corbett (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0002

Features are standard currency in linguistics; they allow generalizations in syntax, and equally in morphology. Yet while features are heavily used, they are often taken for granted. It is therefore worth considering: the use of features (their logic, their place in different components), the substantive semantics of features, and the inventory of features.

Keywords:   Agreement Hierarchy, binary features, contextual features, inherent features, inventory of the features, morphosemantic features, morphosyntactic features, Set‐theoretical School, syncretism, typing, unification

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