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Indeterminacy by underspecification

Abstract:

We examine the formal encoding of feature indeterminacy, focussing on case indeterminacy as an exemplar of the phenomenon. Forms that are indeterminately specified for the value of a feature can simultaneously satisfy conflicting requirements on that feature and thus are a challenge to constraint-based formalisms which model the compatibility of information carried by linguistic items by combining or integrating that information. Much previous work in constraint-based formalisms has sought to...

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10.1017/S0022226708005513

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, MML and LPP, Ling Philology and Phonetics
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Journal:
JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS
Volume:
45
Issue:
1
Pages:
31-68
Publication date:
2009-03-05
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EISSN:
1469-7742
ISSN:
0022-2267
URN:
uuid:234daa2c-df63-44f7-bc91-ca0ab7dc5a52
Source identifiers:
145449
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pubs:145449

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