Sijasynkretismi morfologian koetinkivenä

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Grünthal , R 2010 , ' Sijasynkretismi morfologian koetinkivenä ' , Journal of Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics , Nro 2 , Sivut 91–113 .

Title: Sijasynkretismi morfologian koetinkivenä
Alternative title: The Role of Syncretism in the Morphology of the Finnic Languages
Author: Grünthal, Riho
Contributor organization: Suomalais-ugrilainen ja pohjoismainen osasto
Date: 2010
Language: fin
Number of pages: 22
Belongs to series: Journal of Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics
ISSN: 1736-8987
Abstract: Syncretism and the overlapping of morphologi- cally distinct units or entire categories have different influences on morphosyntactically cumulative and less cumulative forms. The Finnic languages, in comparison to the more eastern Finno-Ugric languages, mainly display morphologically less complex forms. Morphologically there is a clear distinction in the way syncretism is manifested in the Finnic languages that, consequently, is one of the most distinct features in the inflectional system despite the close ge- nealogical affinity. This can concretely be seen in the differences in the case inflection of the southern, such as Livonian, Estonian and Votic, and northern Finnic languages, most notably Finnish, Karelian and Veps. The comparison of syncretism in these languages shows both cross-linguistic regularity and language-specific rules that determine syncretic forms. Diachronic change and the erosion of suffixal ele- ments are closely involved in the rise of syncretism. The paper exam- ines the symmetries and asymmetries in the occurrence of syncretic forms in Finnic case paradigms.
Subject: 612 Kielitieteet, kirjallisuus
case syncretism
Finnic languages
South Estonian
itämerensuomalaiset kielet
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
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