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Deponency and Morphological Mismatches$
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Matthew Baerman, Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown, and Andrew Hippisley

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264102

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.001.0001

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A Non-Canonical Pattern of Deponency and Its Implications*

A Non-Canonical Pattern of Deponency and Its Implications*

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(p.71) 4 A Non-Canonical Pattern of Deponency and Its Implications*
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Deponency and Morphological Mismatches
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Gregory T. Stump

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.003.0004

This chapter discusses a proposal of a conception of canonical dependency in language. It demonstrates that the instances of canonical dependency are prone to two very different analyses. It also examines a particular pattern of non-canonical deponency and its implications for choosing between the contrasting analyses canonical dependency is being subjected to. In this chapter, Latin deponent verbs are regarded as an instance of canonical deponency.

Keywords:   canonical dependency, Latin, deponent verbs

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