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Kayardild Morphology and Syntax$
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Erich R. Round

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199654871

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654871.001.0001

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Feature percolation

Feature percolation

(p.169) 8 Feature percolation
Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Erich R. Round

Oxford University Press

Chapter 8 presents a formal model of feature percolation, the mechanism by which features are distributed across appropriate terminal nodes in the non-surface syntactic tree, resulting in concord. It first discusses the needs of the realizational morphological component, which will act on the representations generated via percolation in order to calculate correct morphological forms. A discussion shows that the formal properties of percolation needed to account for the blocking of one feature by another, and for feature ordering, can be unified. A simple, iterative algorithm is adduced for percolation and examples are given.

Keywords:   Kayardild, inflection, concord, feature percolation, agreement, disjunctive ordering, realizational morphology

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