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Defaults in Morphological Theory$
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Nikolas Gisborne and Andrew Hippisley

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198712329

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198712329.001.0001

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Defaults and lexical prototypes

Defaults and lexical prototypes

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(p.214) 9 Defaults and lexical prototypes
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Defaults in Morphological Theory
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Robert Malouf

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198712329.003.0009

Inheritance plays several distinct but crucial roles in the representation of linguistic information in Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar and other constraint-based frameworks. The primary use of inheritance is in the definition of the type signature, a specification of what counts as a well-formed linguistic object. In more recent developments of the theory, inheritance is also used to express substantive linguistic generalizations. This latter use is quite different from the original problem that inheritance was introduced into HPSG to solve, and there are other knowledge representation devices that might be more appropriate. In particular, delegation can also be used to express linguistic generalizations. The use of delegation can simplify HPSG analyses of some phenomena and can also clarify some of the issues that arise in the use default unification.

Keywords:   default unification, inheritance, prototypes, delegation, Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Sign-Based Construction Grammar, lexicon

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