The superstable marker as an indicator of categorial weakness?

In this article we examine and "exapt" Wurzel's concept of superstable markers in an innovative manner. We develop an extended view of superstability through a critical discussion of Wurzel's original definition and the 
In this article we examine and "exapt" Wurzel's concept of superstable markers in an innovative manner. We develop an extended view of superstability through a critical discussion of Wurzel's original definition and the status of marker-superstability versus allomorphy in Natural Morphology: As we understand it, superstability is - above and beyond a step towards uniformity - mainly a symptom for the weakening of the category affected (cf. 1.,2. and 4.). This view is exemplified in four short case studies on superstability in different grammatical categories of four Germanic languages: genitive case in Mainland Scandinavian and English (3.1), plural formation in Dutch (3.2), second person singular ending -st in German (3.3), and ablaut generalisation in Luxembourgish (3.4).
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Author:Antje Dammel, Damaris Nübling
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-81830
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/10/12
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/10/12
SWD-Keyword:Morphologie
Source:http://www.germanistik.uni-mainz.de/Dateien/Nuebling_Dammel_2006c.PDF ; (in:) Folia Linguistica XL/1-2, 2006, S. 97-113
HeBIS PPN:267913591
Institutes:Extern
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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