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Author Rice, Curt
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Content type Text
Publisher Septentrio Academic Publishing
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2015-02-13
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English ♦ Norwegian
Subject Domain (in LCC) P101-410
Subject Keyword Linguistics ♦ Paradigms ♦ Language ♦ Linguistic theory ♦ Phonology-morphology Interface ♦ Gaps ♦ Variation ♦ Comparative grammar ♦ Philology ♦ Optimality Theory ♦ Language and Literature ♦ Imperatives ♦ Norwegian Language
Abstract This article discusses the formation of imperatives in Norwegian. It focuses on the cases in which phonological well-formedness requirements interfere with imperative formation. Several attested solutions are presented and receive an optimality theoretic analysis. Some speakers invoke a purely phonological solution, e.g. sonorant devoicing. Others borrow from elsewhere in the paradigm, e.g. taking the infinitive form and using it as the imperative. A third group avoid the constructions altogether, necessitating an analysis in which the null parse is optimal.
ISSN 03327531
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-01-01
e-ISSN 03327531
Journal Nordlyd: Tromsø University Working Papers on Language & Linguistics
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 2


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