Analogy, Levelling, Markedness

Analogy, Levelling, Markedness

ISBN: 9783110175523
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Edition: 2nd Revised ed.
Publication Date: 2003-02-25
Number of pages: 387
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Ranging from tonogenesis, stress shift, and quantity readjustment to paradigmatic levelling, allomorphy, and grammaticalization, this collection covers a wide spectrum of developments, primarily in Germanic, Romance, and Indo-Aryan. A traditional umbrella category of change in systems is that of analogy. Somewhat less sanctioned, markedness is a basic relation shaping the structure of systems, in phonology as well as morphology.

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