An Overview of Khaling Verbal Morphology

Abstract : This article presents a comprehensive description of the Khaling intransitive and transitive verbal paradigms, focusing on the complex system of stem alternations , which is unmatched in the Sino-Tibetan family. Using internal reconstruction , we posit a reconstructed root and a set of rules from which all attested alternations can be derived. Paradigms generated by a computerized version of these rules have been validated by several speakers. This reconstruction serves as a tool to efficiently classify and describe morphophonological alternations, and as a basis for further research on diachronic morphology involving comparison with other closely related languages such as Dumi and Koyi.
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Guillaume Jacques, Aimée Lahaussois, Boyd Michailovsky, Dhan Bahadur Rai,. An Overview of Khaling Verbal Morphology. Language and Linguistics, Sage publishing, Association with Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2012, 13 (6), pp.1095-1170. ⟨hal-01361190⟩

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