Towards a Theory of Morphology as Syntax

Chris Collins, Richard S. Kayne

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    Phenomena traditionally thought of as morphological can be accounted for in terms of syntactic operations and principles, hence bringing forth questions that traditional morphology fails to ask (for instance, concerning the licensing of empty morphemes). The language faculty contains no specific morphological component, nor any post-syntactic morphological operations.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1-32
    Number of pages32
    JournalStudies in Chinese Linguistics
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jun 1 2023


    • allomorphy
    • late insertion
    • morphology
    • suppletion
    • syncretism

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language


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