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dc.creatorIgartua, Ivánes_ES
dc.creatorSantazilia Salvador, Ekaitzes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-14T11:21:25Z
dc.date.available2019-08-14T11:21:25Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2300-9969
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2454/34335
dc.description.abstractIn addition to its central role in the organization of gender systems and its numerous effects on different parts of the grammar, animacy reveals itself as a significant, sometimes even determinant factor in diachronic processes like the reduction of morphological complexity. Complexity in the realm of inflection may be defined as the extent to which formal distinctions in paradigms are semantically or phonologically unmotivated and therefore largely unpredictable on extramorphological grounds. Animacy and natural (or sex-based) gender emerge in certain cases as features capable of constraining this kind of complexity by offering a transparent semantic criterion that helps substantiate several formal distinctions in languages, thereby reducing the amount of morphological complexity or unpredictability inherited from earlier stages in the evolution of different linguistic systems.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research for this article has been made possible by a grant from the Spanish Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness (FFI2014−57260−P). Support given by the research group on linguistics (UFI11/14) at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the research group on historical linguistics (IT698−13) funded by the Basque Government is also gratefully acknowledged.en
dc.format.extent15 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherDe Gruyteren
dc.relation.ispartofOpen Linguistics, 4 (1), 438-452en
dc.rights© by Iván Igartua, Ekaitz Santazilia. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 License.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectAllomorphyen
dc.subjectAnimacyen
dc.subjectDiachronic changeen
dc.subjectGender lossen
dc.subjectMarginal genderen
dc.subjectMorphological complexityen
dc.subjectNatural genderen
dc.titleHow animacy and natural gender constrain morphological complexity: evidence from diachronyen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen
dc.typeArtículo / Artikuluaes
dc.contributor.departmentCiencias Humanas y de la Educaciónes_ES
dc.contributor.departmentGiza eta Hezkuntza Zientziakeu
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dc.identifier.doi10.1515/opli-2018-0022
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO//FFI2014-57260-P/ES/en
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2018-0022
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