Zero marking in inflectional morphology. Patterns and possible explanations
Samstag, 5. Juni 2021 von 9–10
This talk focuses on zero marking in inflectional morphology and form-frequency effects. It has long been known that more frequent forms (i.e. words, constructions, grammatical markers) tend to be shorter than functionally equivalent but less frequent forms. Related to that, it is also well-known that one value of a grammatical feature can often be left unexpressed or "zero-marked" in opposition to the other value(s). For instance, singular, nominative, present, or indicative may not be expressed overtly as opposed to other number, case, tense, or mood values, which has usually also been related to frequency and economy.