Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Morphosyntax of Gender$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ruth Kramer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199679935

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679935.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 June 2019

A n analysis of gender

A n analysis of gender

Chapter:
(p.37) 3 A n analysis of gender
Source:
The Morphosyntax of Gender
Author(s):

Ruth Kramer

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679935.003.0003

This chapter develops a morphosyntactic analysis of the Amharic gender system. The main planks of the analysis are that gender features are located on n, and that natural gender is an interpretable feature whereas arbitrary gender is an uninterpretable feature. The analysis successfully accounts for the Amharic gender system, including certain generalizations that previous analyses struggled with. The analysis also makes empirical predictions about the interaction between gender and other types of n in Amharic, especially the interaction between gender and the unusual n-based plural; these predictions are identified, tested, and shown to be borne out. Finally, the chapter develops further two key components of the analysis: licensing conditions and the interpretability of gender features.

Keywords:   gender, morphology, syntax, Amharic, natural gender, plural, nominalization, roots, licensing conditions, interpretability

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .