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By James P. Blevins, Juliette Blevins

During this publication, prime researchers in morphology, syntax, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and computational linguistics handle imperative questions on the shape and acquisition of analogy in grammar. What different types of styles do audio system opt for because the foundation for analogical extension? What sorts of goods are relatively vulnerable or immune to analogical pressures? At what degrees do analogical methods function and the way do methods engage? What formal mechanisms are applicable for modelling analogy? the unconventional synthesis of typological, theoretical, computational, and developmental paradigms during this quantity brings us towards answering those questions than ever sooner than.

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16. In the paradigm of a verb belonging to this conjugation, two principal-part speciWcations are necessary in order to deduce all of the remaining cells in the paradigm. In the only optimal analysis, the exponents of property sets 1 through 10 can all be deduced from the exponence of property set 11; the cell containing the realization of property set 11 is therefore one of the two principal parts of a verb belonging to this conjugation. The exponence of property set 12, however, cannot be deduced from that of property set 11, nor from that of any of the other property sets, and so must be independently speciWed.

Verbs in Comaltepec Chinantec inXect in two ways: through stem modulation and through the addition of aYxes. The aYxes include (i) aspectual preWxes expressing the progressive, the intentive, and the completive aspects and (ii) pronominal suYxes expressing the Wrst-person singular, the Wrst-person plural, the second-person singular, and the third person. 6 exemplify these aYxes, whose use is essentially constant across all of the language’s sixty-seven conjugations. Patterns of stem modulation also serve to distinguish the three aspects as well as four person/number combinations (Wrst-person singular, Wrst-person plural, second person, and third person).

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