The development of "junk" : irregularization strategies of HAVE and SAY in the Germanic languages

Although it is a wellknown fact that the most frequent verbs are the most irregular ones (if not suppletive), it is rarely asked how they became irregular. This article deals with the irregularization process of two orig
Although it is a wellknown fact that the most frequent verbs are the most irregular ones (if not suppletive), it is rarely asked how they became irregular. This article deals with the irregularization process of two originally regular (weak) verbs, HAVE and SAY in the Germanic languages, e.g. have, but has/'s and had/'d (instead of regular *haves/*haved) or say [sei], but says [sez] and said [sed] in English. Other verbs, such as DO, GO, STAND, BE, COME, and so on, also tend to irregularizations again and again without any apparent reason. In contrast to HAVE and SAY these verbs have always been rather irregular, at least dating from their first written records.
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Author:Damaris Nübling
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1161282
URL:http://www.germanistik.uni-mainz.de/Dateien/Nuebling_2001a.pdf
Parent Title (English):Yearbook of morphology : YOMO
Publisher:Kluwer Academic Publ.
Place of publication:Boston, Mass. [u.a]
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/08/24
Year of first Publication:2001
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/08/24
SWD-Keyword:Morphologie ; Sprachwandel
Pagenumber:22
First Page:53
Last Page:74
HeBIS PPN:289523729
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:GiNDok
Linguistik
BDSL-Classification:BDSL-Klassifikation: 02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft > 02.05.00 Grammatik
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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