Topics in Canonical Morphological Typology (2/3)

Jeudi 03 Mai 2018, 14:30 to 16:30
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 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.