Leitmotifs in Natural Morphology by Wolfgang U. Dressler, Willi Mayerthaler, Oswald Panagl,

By Wolfgang U. Dressler, Willi Mayerthaler, Oswald Panagl, Wolfgang Ullrich Wurzel

Usual Morphology is the time period the 4 authors of this monograph agreed directly to hide the leitmotifs in their universal and person ways in questions of theoretical morphology. The advent summarizes the elemental thoughts and methods of normal Morphology, to be through Mayerthaler who bargains with common homes of inflectional morphology, and Wurzel with typological ones which depend upon language particular houses of inflectional platforms, and Dressler with common and typological homes of notice formation. the ultimate bankruptcy by way of Panagl is an indepth research of diachronic proof for productiveness in note formation and for the overlap of note formation with inflectional morphology.

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The mathemati­ cal model for a compromise pocket is that of a butterfly catastrophe. 13 What is significant in all this is that there is indeed a perfect formal model (of a dynamic topological nature) which is capable of sypplying a visual analogue of the linguistic processing we are dealing with. To summarize: UG does not directly answer the question of what is contained in the lexicon; instead it provides the rule of thumb that we have discussed — 'the more Fregean, the more storage'. What is actually stored in the lexicon of a given G(L) is decided in accordance with L-specific parameters of that language.

Encoding), which reads: 'encoding/symbolization. of C is less marked than encodingj (of the same category), cf. note 11. " of Eltern 'parents' is countericonic and, accordingly, marked, with respect to symbolization preferences, whereas the encodings (Sg. Elter of PL) Bub + en 'boy+s' are unmarked. In other words: sym (Elter, Elternteil), with respect to UG, albeit Elternteil is much more 'nor­ mal' in German. The principle of constructional iconicity has some biologi­ cal foundation: Altman (1978) discusses neural details of the hypothesis that the human brain prefers "iconic images".

G. in its content and in its shape). e. e. ). 8. This is also called biuniqueness (cf. ). g. e. towards morphosemantically transparent constructions to be also morphotactically transparent and towards opaque relations to be opaque both in morphosemantics and in morphotactics. 9. The variant -lar is due to vowel harmony, a very transparent, automatic morphonological rule. Thus, -ler and -lar must not be considered morphologically conditioned allomorphs. 10. Natural Phonology (cf. Dressler 1984b) has developed its own sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic research paradigms.

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