1 LECTURE 7 – MODELS OF INFLECTION/DERIVATION Goals: this short lecture is designed to provoke discussion about the analysis of differences between inflectional and derivational morphology. It takes its point of departure from the conceptualizations discussed in UM 4.4, focusing on how these approaches treat three core observations, and then asks questions about how one might best approach these observations using concepts and methods developed in theories of the lexicon, phonology, and syntax. Keywords: analysis of differences between inflection and derivation, split morphology, continuum approach, tripartition approach; compositionality, subcategorization Reading: UM 4.4 FOCUS Assumption: many of the traits commonly used to distinguish inflection and derivation are too vague or they duplicate the effects of other traits. However, certain core observations need to be contended with on any analysis.
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course LING 323 taught by Professor J.alderete during the Spring '07 term at Simon Fraser.