Universals in Comparative Morphology: Suppletion, Superlatives, and the Structure of Words

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  title={Universals in Comparative Morphology: Suppletion, Superlatives, and the Structure of Words},
  author={Jonathan David Bobaljik},
  year={2012}
}
An argument for, and account of linguistic universals in the morphology of comparison, combining empirical breadth and theoretical rigor. This groundbreaking study of the morphology of comparison yields a surprising result: that even in suppletion (the wholesale replacement of one stem by a phonologically unrelated stem, as in good-better-best) there emerge strikingly robust patterns, virtually exceptionless generalizations across languages. Jonathan David Bobaljik describes the systematicity… 

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