By Andrea Sims

Paradigmatic gaps ('missing' inflected kinds) have often been thought of to be the random detritus of a language's background and marginal exceptions to the traditional functioning of its inflectional process. Arguing that this can be a misperception, Inflectional Defectiveness demonstrates that paradigmatic gaps are in reality common and anticipated items of inflectional constitution. Sims deals an obtainable exploration of the way and why inflectional defectiveness arises, why it persists, and the way it's discovered. The e-book offers a conception of morphology that's rooted within the implicative constitution of the paradigm. This systematic exploration of the subject additionally addresses questions of inflection classification association, the morphology-syntax interface, the constitution of the lexicon, and the character of productiveness. featuring a unique synthesis of verified study and new empirical facts, this paintings is critical for researchers and graduate scholars in all fields of linguistics.

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