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A theoretical explanation of defective verbs in the Spanish language

Abstract:

This study examines the theoretical reasons which have been deduced up to the present to highlight defective verbs in the Spanish language. We hold that the current proposals are not capable of attesting to the descriptive facts. We place special emphasis on the fact that defective verb patterns adjust to allomorphic alternation and propose that such allomorphs cannot be derived phonologically, but are, on the contrary, of a morphological nature. Consequently, in our proposal, the patterns of...

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Journal:
Boletin de la Real Academia Espanola
Issue:
302
Pages:
265-289
Publication date:
2010-07-05
EISSN:
0065-0455
ISSN:
0210-4822
URN:
uuid:f80cf2db-31ed-40c9-ab85-6ebc1960532a
Source identifiers:
194679
Local pid:
pubs:194679

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