ODG – Salle 165
Anna M. Thornton (Université de L'Aquila)
How (non-)canonical is Italian morphology? Part 2 – Deviations across lexemes
In this talk I will describe deviations from canonicity across lexemes (homonymy; inflectional classes, heteroclisis and deponency; a possible case of antiperiphrasis; defectiveness) in Italian inflection. The two main topics will be: a) an attempt at assessing the canonicity of Italian nominal inflectional classes; b) the discussion of possible alternative analyses of certain adjectival paradigms, that can be seen either as cases of syncretism or as cases of featural inconsistency.