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sfu323_lectnote9 - LECTURE 9 PRODUCTIVITY AND RESTRICTIONS...

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1 LECTURE 9: PRODUCTIVITY AND RESTRICTIONS Goals: this lecture is designed to use some of the analytical tools developed thus far to probe and analyze various gaps in the application of morphological processes. It starts by identifying different observations that seem to govern the absence of particular morphological forms. The use of neologisms then is motivated as a means of measuring morphological productivity and accounting for some types of gaps. Finally, a host of different types of restrictions on word formation are illustrated and analyzed with special attention to subcategorization and word schemas. After completing the lecture and reading, the student should be able to articulate the different reasons for gaps in the application of morphological rules and have a sense of how to approach the analysis of them. All of the exercises in the back of UM chapter 6 are useful in honing these skills. Keywords: productivity, nonce formations or neologisms, restrictions on word formation, word schemas, subcategorization frames
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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.

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