Journal article

Inflectional predictability and prosodic morphology in Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara

Sasha Wilmoth, John Mansfield

MORPHOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Lexically stipulated suppletive allomorphy, such as that found in inflection class systems, makes wordforms unpredictable because any one of several exponents may be used to express some morphosyntactic property set. However, recent research shows that apparently complex inflectional paradigms can be organised in such a way that knowing one inflected form of a lexeme greatly reduces the uncertainty of other forms (e.g. Ackerman and Malouf 2013). Further typological work is required to investigate the ways in which inflectional interpredictability is achieved, and what aspects of wordforms may be informative. In this paper we present a case study of interpredictability in verbal inflection in..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language


Funding Acknowledgements

This research has been supported by a Melbourne Research Scholarship, and by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (Project ID: CE140100041).