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One classy number: Linking morphemes in Dutch and German

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Fenger, Paula
dc.contributor.author Harðarson, Gísli
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-03T14:26:04Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-03T14:26:04Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Fenger, Paula & Gísli Rúnar Harðarson. 2020. One classy number: Linking morphemes in Dutch and German í Mariam Asatryan, Yixiao Song, Ayana Whitman (ritstj.): NELS 50, vol 2, 1–14.. Amherst, MA:GLSA
dc.identifier.isbn 9798680968314
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2450
dc.description.abstract Germanic compounds often contain an element referred to as linkers, (L). These elements are homophonous with inflectional suffixes, like plural or case markers, but do not nec- essarily have the same meaning or function as the corresponding inflectional suffix. This is exemplified by Dutch below where, outside of compounds, schaap is obligatorily inter- preted as plural in the presence of the plural marker, (1a). This is not the case in compounds, where schaap is unspecified for number interpretation in the presence of the L in (1b) and does not necessarily match the choice of inflectional suffix outside of the compound in (1c). (1) Dutch (Krott et al. 2007:28) a. schaap -en sheep -PL ‘sheep’ b. schaap -en -bout sheep -L -leg ‘sheep leg’ c. schaap -s -kooi sheep -L -fold ‘sheep fold’ These L have received a wide range of analyses but typically they are analyzed as some- thing distinct from the corresponding inflectional suffixes. In this paper however, we argue, focusing on German and Dutch, that the behavior of L follows from their structural posi- tion. Following De Belder (2013), we argue that both Ls and the corresponding inflectional affixes are class markers and that the complex behaviors observed follows from their dis- tribution in the DP. Ls thus shed light on the feature system of the Germanic DP and their interactions. We furthermore propose that the presence or absence of L can be taken as an indicator of the size of the
dc.description.sponsorship Rannís, styrkur nr. 173959-051
dc.format.extent 1–14
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher GLSA
dc.relation.ispartofseries NELS;50
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Samsett orð
dc.subject Orðhlutafræði
dc.title One classy number: Linking morphemes in Dutch and German
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
dcterms.license ©2020 by Paula Fenger & Gísli Rúnar Harðarson
dc.identifier.journal Proceedings of NELS
dc.contributor.department Málvísindastofnun (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department The Institute of Linguistics (UI)
dc.contributor.school Hugvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Humanities (UI)

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