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The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology$
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Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198747062

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.001.0001

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Function words

Function words

pronouns, determiners, wh‑forms, deictics

(p.150) Chapter 8 Function words
The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Laurie Bauer

Rochelle Lieber

Ingo Plag

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers all other English word classes that might conceivably be subjected to inflectional analysis. First it discusses pronouns, then determiners of various sorts, wh-words, and deictics. The analyses looks at the extent to which parts of function words can be said to bear meaning. For example, the role of <h>, and <th> in deictic expressions is discussed. It is concluded that there is little evidence to support a morphemic analysis of such forms.

Keywords:   pronoun, determiner, wh-word, deictic, function word, morpheme

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