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The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology$
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Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198747062

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.001.0001

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English morphology in a typological perspective

English morphology in a typological perspective

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(p.616) Chapter 28 English morphology in a typological perspective
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The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology
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Laurie Bauer

Rochelle Lieber

Ingo Plag

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0028

The chapter then looks at a variety of theoretical principles that are relatively independent of broader frameworks. Here it is argued that the corpus data provide strong arguments against many of the specific claims or principles that have been proposedin the literature such as the righthandhead rule, the unitary base, hypothesis, theunitary output hypotheses, blocking, lexical phonology and morphology, the monosuffixconstraint, the first sister principle, and the lexical integrity hypothesis. Finally, the chapter turns to what we do know, and how that knowledge should help us to frame new theoretical models.

Keywords:   morphological theory, corpus data, item and arrangement, item and process, word and paradigm, righthandhead rule, lexical integrity, blocking, analogy

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