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Conjugation class from Latin to Romance: heteroclisis in diachrony and synchrony

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This thesis investigates the origins and behaviour of the non-canonical morphological phenomenon of heteroclisis in the verb paradigms of Latin and the Romance languages. Heteroclisis is the coexistence, within a single paradigm, of forms which pattern according to different inflectional classes existing otherwise in the language: a heteroclite lexeme can thus be seen as 'mixed' or 'undecided' as to its inflectional identity. I begin by examining the development of the theoretical concept ...

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Magdalen College
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Medieval & Modern Lang Fac
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AH/H020632/1
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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