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Brown, Dunstan

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Works: 19 works in 110 publications in 1 language and 1,817 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Dunstan Brown
Canonical morphology and syntax by Dunstan Brown( )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bookpresents canonical typology, a framework for comparing constructions and categories across languages. The canonical method takes the criteria used to define particular categories or phenomena (eg negation, finiteness, possession) to create a multidimensional space in which language-specific instances can be placed
The syntax-morphology interface : a study of syncretism by Matthew Baerman( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides the first full-length study of inflectional syncretism, presenting a typology of its occurrence across a wide range of languages. The implications of syncretism for the syntax-morphology interface have long been recognized: it argues either for an enriched model of feature structure (thereby preserving a direct link between function and form), or for the independence of morphological structure from syntactic structure. The Syntax-Morphology Interface presents a compelling argument for the autonomy of morphology, and the resulting analysis is illustrated in a series of formal case studies within Network Morphology. It will be welcomed by all linguists interested in the relation between words and the larger units of which they are a part."--Jacket
Network morphology : a defaults-based theory of word structure by Dunstan Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Morphology is particularly challenging, because it is pervaded by irregularity and idiosyncrasy. This book is a study of word structure using a specific theoretical framework known as 'Network Morphology'. It describes the systems of rules which determine the structure of words by construing irregularity as a matter of degree, using examples from a diverse range of languages and phenomena to illustrate. Many languages share common word building strategies and many diverge in interesting ways. These strategies can be understood by distinguishing different notions of 'default'. The Network Morphology philosophy promotes the use of computational implementation to check theories. The accompanying website provides the computer coded version of the Network Morphology model of word structure for readers to test, customize and develop. This book will be a valuable contribution to the fields of linguistic typology and morphology and will be welcomed by researchers and graduate students in these areas"--
Defective paradigms : missing forms and what they tell us( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An important design feature of language is the use of productive patterns in inflection. In English, we have pairs such as ènjoy' ̃ènjoyed', àgree' ̃àgreed', and many others. On the basis of this productive pattern, if we meet a new verb t̀ransduce' we know that there will be the form t̀ransduced'. Even if the pattern is not fully regular, there will be a form available, as in ùnderstand' ̃ùnderstood'. Surprisingly, this principle is sometimes violated, a phenomenon known as defectiveness, which means there is a gap in a word's set of forms: for example, given the verb f̀orego', many if not most people are unwilling to produce a past tense." "Although such gaps have been known to us since the days of Classical grammarians, they remain poorly understood. Defectiveness contradicts basic assumptions about the way inflectional rules operate, because it seems to require that speakers know that for certain words, not only should one not employ the expected rule, one should not employ any rule at all. This is a serious problem, since it is probably safe to say that all reigning models of grammar were designed as if defectiveness did not exist, and would lose a considerable amount of their elegance if it were properly factored in." "This volume addresses these issues from a number of analytical approaches---historical, statistical and theoretical---and by using studies from a range of languages." "Since 1905 this series has provided a unique record of British scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, by publishing the highly regarded Academy lectures, and through its memoirs of the lives and scholarly achievements of recently deceased Fellows of the Academy." "The series includes thematic volumes that stem from symposia specially convened to address particular subjects."--Jacket
Morphological complexity by Matthew Baerman( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inflectional morphology plays a paradoxical role in language. On the one hand it tells us useful things, for example that a noun is plural or a verb is in the past tense. On the other hand many languages get along perfectly well without it, so the baroquely ornamented forms we sometimes find come across as a gratuitous over-elaboration. This is especially apparent where the morphological structures operate at cross purposes to the general systems of meaning and function that govern a language, yielding inflection classes and arbitrarily configured paradigms. This is what we call morphological complexity. Manipulating the forms of words requires learning a whole new system of structures and relationships. This book confronts the typological challenge of characterising the wildly diverse sorts of morphological complexity we find in the languages of the world, offering both a unified descriptive framework and quantitative measures that can be applied to such heterogeneous systems
Understanding and measuring morphological complexity( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work aims to assess the nature of morphological complexity, and the properties that distinguish it from the complexity manifested in other components of language. Chapters highlight novel perspectives on conceptualizing morphological complexity, and offer concrete means for measuring, quantifying and analysing it
Archi : complexities of agreement in cross-theoretical perspective by Greville G Corbett( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents a detailed examination of the unusual agreement system of Archi, an endangered language spoken in southern Dagestan (Russia), from the perspective of three different syntactic theories: Head-driven phrase structure grammar, lexical functional grammar and minimalism
Agreement : a typological perspective( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Syntax-Morphology Interface : a Study of Syncretism. Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, The: 109( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syncretism - where a single form serves two or more morphosyntactic functions - is a persistent problem at the syntax-morphology interface. It results from a 'mismatch', whereby the syntax of a language makes a particular distinction, but the morphology does not. This pioneering book provides the first full-length study of inflectional syncretism, presenting a typology of its occurrence across a wide range of languages. The implications of syncretism for the syntax-morphology interface have long been recognised: it argues either for an enriched model of feature structure (thereby preserving a direct link between function and form), or for the independence of morphological structure from syntactic structure. The Syntax-Morphology Interface argues for the autonomy of morphology, and the resulting analysis is illustrated in a series of formal case studies within network morphology. It will be welcomed by all linguists interested in the relation between words and the larger units of which they are a part
Syncretism by Dunstan Brown( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the general to the exceptional : a network morphology account of Russian nominal inflection by Dunstan Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where word forms collide : a typology of syncretism by G. G Corbett( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domains of syncretism: a demonstration of the autonomy of morphology( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Case syncretism in and out of Indo-European( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Grammatical typology and frequency analysis : number availability and number use( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Deponency and morphological mismatches( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Throughout this collection of essays leading linguists on the theory and typology of mismatches between syntax and morphology establish the important role that research on deponency has to play in linguistics, and set the standard for future work
Gender agreement in Polish : a study based on elicitation and corpus data by Katarzyna M Marchewka( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dalabon pronominal prefixes and the typology of syncretism: a network morphology analysis( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Proceedings of the British Academy. missing forms and what they tell us( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The syntax-morphology interface : a study of syncretism
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Network morphology : a defaults-based theory of word structureDefective paradigms : missing forms and what they tell usProceedings of the British Academy. missing forms and what they tell us
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