Abstract

This paper presents a new morphological framework for a grammar customization system. In this new system, the Lexical Integrity Principle is upheld with regards to morphological and syntactic processes, but the requirements for wordhood are expanded from a binary distinction to a set of constraints. These constraints are modeled with co-occurrence restrictions via flags set by lexical rules. Together with other new features, such as the ability to define disjunctive requirements and lexical rule hierarchies, these co-occurrence restrictions allow more complex, long-distance restrictions for phenomena such as bipartite stems, inclusive and exclusive OR-patterned restrictions on morpheme occurrence, constraints dependent on lexical type, and more. I show how the system is able to correctly handle patterns of French object clitics, Lushootseed tense and aspect markers, and Chintang bipartite stems.

BibTex

@article{goodman-2013,
  title = {Generation of machine-readable morphological rules from human-readable input},
  author = {Goodman, Michael Wayne},
  journal = {Seattle: University of Washington Working Papers in Linguistics},
  volume = {30},
  year = {2013}
}