The Morphosyntax of Halkomelem Lexical Suffixes

@article{Gerdts2003TheMO,
title={The Morphosyntax of Halkomelem Lexical Suffixes},
author={Donna B. Gerdts},
journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
year={2003},
volume={69},
pages={345 - 356}
}
• D. Gerdts
• Published 1 October 2003
• Linguistics
• International Journal of American Linguistics
Halkomelem has a hundred lexical suffixes. They are widely used on verbs, where they serve the role of theme or oblique. The commonly accepted view of lexical suffixation is that it does not alter core argument structure, as noun incorporation does, but rather adds an adverbial or adjectival specification to the stem. This paper presents evidence, based on interactions with applicatives, causatives, and reflexives, supporting instead the claim that lexical suffixes can in fact occupy argument…

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