Rule-governed allomorphy can be suppletive also

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Tuggy, David
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Date:
1997
Publisher:
SIL-UND
Publisher Place:
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota 41
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pages [65-69]
Abstract:
Commonly occurring linguistic forms, including allomorphs, tend to be learned (listed in speakers' mental lexicons) even if they are formed according to the pattern of a linguistic rule. They thus have dual motivation: the motivation given by the rule, and the suppletive motivation of their having been learned. This accounts for the otherwise inexplicable persistence of rule-governed allomorphy when the conditioning environment is destroyed through diachronic change, producing apparent positive exceptions to the rule.
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Published
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Subject:
Morphological analysis
Cognitive studies
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Entry Number:
40162