Topics in Canonical Morphological Typology (1/3)

Mercredi 02 Mai 2018, 14:00 to 16:00
Anna M. Thornton (Université de L'Aquila, invitée UFR-L)
Olivier Bonami (LLF)

ODG – Salle 165

Anna M. Thornton (Université de L'Aquila)
How (non-)canonical is Italian morphology? Part 1 – Deviations across cells of a lexeme

After a presentation of Corbett’s view of canonical inflection and an overview of Italian inflection,  I will describe and discuss deviations across the cells of single lexemes (alternations and suppletion; syncretism and uninflectability; fused exponence; periphrasis; featural inconsistency) found in Italian inflection. The section on fused exponence presents an original proposal for the analysis of certain Italian highly irregular verb forms (ho ‘have.prs.1sg’, ha ‘have.prs.3sg’, è ‘be.prs.3sg’).