The notion 'possible word' and its limits: A typology of suppletion



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Hippisley, Andrew, Marina Chumakina, Greville G. Corbett & Dunstan Brown. 2004. Suppletion: frequency, categories and distribution of stems. Studies in Language 28, 2: 387-418.

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Corbett, Greville G.2009. Suppletion: Typology, markedness, complexity. In: Manfred Krifka and Patrick Steinkrüger (eds) On Inflection (Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs 184), 25-40. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Corbett, Greville G., Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina & Andrew Hippisley. 2005. Resources for suppletion: A typological database and a bibliography. In Geert Booij, Emiliano Guevara, Angela Ralli, Salvatore Sgroi & Sergio Scalise (eds), Morphology and linguistic typology: On-line-proceedings of the Fourth Mediterranean Morphology Meeting (MMM4), Catania, 21-23 September 2003, 35-44. Bologna: Università degli Studi di Bologna.

Chumakina, Marina, Andrew Hippisley & Greville G. Corbett. 2005. Исторические изменения в русской лексике: Случай чередующегося супплетивизма [Historical changes in the Russian Lexicon: The incidence of alternating suppletivism]. Russian Linguistics 28, 3: 281-315.


Project members

Prof Greville G. Corbett
Dr Dunstan Brown
Dr Andrew Hippisley
Dr Marina Chumakina

Period of award:

November 2000 - December 2003


Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) - B/RG/AN4375/APN10619