Roots and the Derivation

  title={Roots and the Derivation},
  author={Jason D. Haugen and Daniel Siddiqi},
  journal={Linguistic Inquiry},
Contrary to recent work in Distributed Morphology adopting Early Root Insertion (the notion that Roots are present from the outset of the syntactic derivation), we argue that Late Insertion applies to Roots just like other morphemes. We support this conclusion with empirical evidence (Root suppletion and hyponymous direct objects in noun incorporation and related constructions) and conceptual considerations (including the beneficial obviation of readjustment operations and the possibility that… 
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