A typology of defectiveness



Baerman, Matthew, Dunstan Brown & Greville G. Corbett. 2009. Surrey Typological Database on Defectiveness. University of Surrey. http://dx.doi.org/10.15126/SMG.21/1

Baerman, Matthew, Dunstan Brown & Greville G. Corbett. 2009. Surrey Cross-linguistic Database on Defectiveness. University of Surrey. http://dx.doi.org/10.15126/SMG.21/2


Greville G. Corbett. 2008. Determining morphosyntactic feature values: The case of case. In Greville G. Corbett & Michael Noonan (eds), Case and grammatical relations: Papers in honour of Bernard Comrie, 1-34. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Baerman, Matthew. 2008. Historical observations on defectiveness: The first singular non-past. Russian Linguistics 32, 1: 81-97. doi: 10.1007/s11185-007-9017-9

Baerman, Matthew, Greville G. Corbett & Dunstan Brown (eds.). (2010). Defective paradigms: Missing forms and what they tell us. (Proceedings of the British Academy 163). Oxford University Press and British Academy.


Corbett, Greville G. 17 December 2008. Morphosyntactic features and their penumbras. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Baerman, Matthew. 6 December 2008. Defectiveness and homophony avoidance. Paper at the conference 'Décembrettes 6: Morphologie et classes flexionnelles', Université de Bordeaux 3, 4-6 December.

Corbett, Greville G. 4 December 2008. Canonical inflectional classes. Invited paper at the conference 'Décembrettes 6: Morphologie et classes flexionnelles', Université de Bordeaux 3, 4-6 December.

Corbett, Greville G. 13 November 2008. A canonical approach to case in Slavonic. Invited lecture at the conference 'Croatian Syntax Days' in Osijek, 13-15 November.

Corbett, Greville G. 12 November 2008. Morphosyntactic features: canonical and non-canonical. University of Zagreb.

Corbett, Greville G. 11 November 2008. The world's words: how different can they be? Paper at the Zagrebački lingvistički krug.

Corbett, Greville G. 30 October 2008. Canonical typology: taking stock. Paper presented at the workshop 'Grammatical Constructions in Time and Space', University of Oslo, 30-31 October 2008.

Corbett, Greville G. 3 November 2008. Morphosyntactic features: not everything goes. University of Oslo.

Corbett, Greville G. 2 July 2008. Words of the world's languages: celebrating diversity. Invited talk, Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore.

Baerman, Matthew. 20 June 2008. Defectiveness and morphosyntactic deviance. Workshop on Theoretical Morphology, University of Leipzig, 20-21 June 2008.

Baerman, Matthew. 10 April 2008. Defectiveness: typology and diachrony. Introductory paper at the conference 'Defective paradigms: missing forms and what they tell us', London, 10-11 April 2008.

Corbett, Greville G. 3 March 2008. Can there be a "Table of the features and their values"? Invited paper at the Universals Workshop, Harvard University.

Corbett, Greville G. 1 March 2008. Canonical features and their interaction with Part of Speech categories. Invited paper at the 'Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification in the Morphology and Semantics of Agreement (MUMSA)', Harvard University, 29 February - 2 March 2008.

Baerman, Matthew. 3 February 2008. Origin and development of defective paradigms. 13th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 3-6 February 2006.

Baerman, Matthew. 30 December 2007. The historic roots of Russian defective verbs. American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. Chicago, 27-30 December 2007.

Corbett, Greville G. 14 September 2007. Adjectives, features and lexical categories. Invited paper at the Colloque international sur «Les adjectifs», Université Lille 3, 13-15 September 2007.

Baerman, Matthew and Greville Corbett. 25 September 2007. Defective paradigms. Association for Linguistic Typology, Paris, 25-28 September 2007.

Baerman, Matthew. 31 August 2007. Congruent and incongruent morphological defectiveness. Linguistics Association of Great Britain, King's College, London, August 29-September 1 2007.

Baerman, Matthew. 3 May 2007. Diachrony of defectiveness. Chicago Linguistic Society 43, 3-5 May 2007.

Project members

Prof Greville G. Corbett
Dr Dunstan Brown
Dr Matthew Baerman

Period of award:

September 2006 - February 2009


Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)