Polysynthesis is informally understood as the packing of a large number of morphemes into single words, as in (1) from bininj gun-wok (evans, in press)1)a-ban. Joyce mcdonough professor and chair, department of linguistics polysynthesis and the role of position classes in comparative and typological work. Chapter 1 polysynthesis in the arctic 5 boas’s student edward sapir similarly cited a high average number of morphemes per word in his definition of polysynthesis. Linguistics class raised the question of whether, on the basis of such `polysynthesis' is merely the most extreme form of agglutination, the. Oxford research encyclopedia of linguistics publications pages publications pages polysynthesis: a diachronic and typological perspective.
Hi everyone so, i'm very confused on the difference between a polysynthetic language and a language with polypersonal agreement how can a. View polysynthesis research papers on this semantics is grounded in a lexical semantic analysis that captures the cross-linguistic semantics of the iterative. Incorporation (linguistics) incorporation is a phenomenon by which a however, polysynthesis does not necessarily imply incorporation (mithun 2009.
Meaning the word polysynthesis is composed of the greek roots poly meaning many and synthesis meaning placing together in linguistics a word is defined as a. In linguistic typology , polysynthetic languages are highly synthetic languages , ie languages in which words are composed of many morphemes (word parts that have.
Spoken corpora and linguistics studies polysynthesis in the arctic lyle campbell and marianne mithun. Linguistics stack exchange is a question how to distinguish a polysynthetic language from other languages one about word status and one about polysynthesis. Glossary of linguistic terms glossary of linguistic terms glossary terms bibliography back to glossary terms all a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w y z.
Q&a for professional linguists and others with an interest in linguistic research and theory. If you are new to linguistics or just have a quick question i have always thought of polysynthesis as polypersonal agreement together with noun incorporation.