Principal parts and degrees of paradigmatic transparency

Raphael Finkel, Gregory Stump

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Paradigm transparency is the extent to which an entire inflectional paradigm is deducible analogically from a subset of its component parts. This chapter proposes precise measures of paradigm transparency. Evidence from Chinantec and Fur demonstrates that paradigm transparency is a significant domain of typological variation, and that the No-Blur Principle is incompatible with this range of variation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnalogy in Grammar
Subtitle of host publicationForm and Acquisition
ISBN (Electronic)9780191720628
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Analogical structure
  • Chinantec
  • Fur
  • Inflection
  • Morphology
  • Paradigm
  • Principal parts
  • Typology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)


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