Morphological Mapping of Grammatical Functions
In the last chapter we saw that a distinction between morphology and syntax is both legitimate and useful. But this is not to say that there is no interaction between the two. Many morphological processes are syntactically motivated. Such processes fall in the province of inflection. A survey of inflectional phenomena was presented and we examined ways in which morphological theory throws lights on them. The present chapter will take the investigations further by addressing this central question: how are grammatical functions mapped onto morphological representations?
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