Bobaljik’s Root Suppletion Generalization as an instance of the Adjacency Condition


CAHA Pavel

Year of publication 2016
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The talk discusses Bobaljik’s (2012:4) “Root Suppletion Generalization” (RSG). The generalization says that adjectival root suppletion can be triggered only by comparative/superlative markers that are in the same word as the root. Bobaljik captures RSG by a new condition on allomorphy, according to which phrasal nodes block allomorphy; in other words, allomorphy is restricted to relations within a complex head.
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