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Body part noun incorporation in Blackfoot : Allomorphy analysis *

@inproceedings{Lee2012BodyPN,
  title={Body part noun incorporation in Blackfoot : Allomorphy analysis *},
  author={Jeongeun Lee},
  year={2012}
}
This paper investigates body part Noun Incorporation (NI) in Blackfoot to examine the motivation for using Blackfoot medials instead of the corresponding nouns in NI. I will claim that medials are used with intransitive verb stems while independent nouns with transitive verb stems in Blackfoot body part NI. This claim explicates theta roles of an intransitive verb (e.g., an intransitive verb ssiikaawaatsi means ‘wash one’s own feet’ which needs ‘washer’ and ‘washee’). The discrepancy in… 

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