Dr Matthew Baerman
Qualifications: M.A. Ph.D. (Berkeley), M.Arch. (Harvard), B.A. (Yale)
Phone: Work: 01483 68 2843
Room no: 42 AC 05
- 'PARADIGMATIC CHAOS IN NUER'. LINGUISTIC SOC AMER LANGUAGE, 88 (3), pp. 467-494. . (2012)
- 'Defectiveness and homophony avoidance'. Cambridge University Press Journal of Linguistics, 47 (1), pp. 1-29. . (2011)
- 'Changing semantic factors in case selection: Russian evidence from the last two centuries'. Morphology, 21 (3), pp. 573-592. . (2011)
- 'The diachrony of defectiveness'. Chicago Linguistic Society, 43 (2), pp. 251-265. . (2009)
- 'Predicate nouns in Russian'. SPRINGER RUSSIAN LINGUISTICS, 32 (2), pp. 99-113.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1305/
- 'Historical observations on defectiveness: the first singular non-past'. SPRINGER RUSSIAN LINGUISTICS, 32 (1), pp. 81-97.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1346/
- 'Morphological reversals'. CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 43 (1), pp. 33-61.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1342/
- 'Linguistic typology: Morphology'. Linguistic Typology, 11 (1), pp. 115-117. . (2007)
- 'Prolegomena to a typology of morphological features'. Morphology, 16 (2), pp. 231-246.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1329/
Morphological features characterize variations in morphological form which are independent of syntactic context. They contrast with morphosyntactic features, which characterize variations in form correlated with different syntactic contexts. Morphological features account for formal variation across lexemes (inflectional class), as well as morphosyntactically incoherent alternations within the paradigm of a single lexeme. Such morphological features are not available to the syntax, as is made explicit in the principle of 'morphology-free syntax'. Building on work on stress patterns in Network Morphology and on stems in Paradigm Function Morphology, we take initial steps towards a typology of these morphological features. We identify four types: inflectional class features (affixal and prosodic), stem indexing features, syncretic index features and morphophonological features. Then we offer a first list of criteria for distinguishing them from morphosyntactic features (independently of the principle of morphology-free syntax). Finally we review the arguments demonstrating the need to recognize morphological features. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007.
- 'Typology and the formal modelling of syncretism'. Yearbook of Morphology 2004, , pp. 41-72.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1308/
- 'Directionality and (un)natural classes in syncretism'. LINGUISTIC SOC AMER LANGUAGE, 80 (4), pp. 807-827.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1306/
- 'Unnatural classes in morphological change'. KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL RUSSIAN LINGUISTICS, 25 (2), pp. 281-284.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1341/
- 'Dutch contributions to the twelfth international congress of Slavists, Cracow, August 26 to September 3, 1998'. AMER ASSN TEACHERS SLAVIC EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES SLAVIC E EUR J, 45 (1), pp. 177-178. . (2001)
- 'Macedonian and Bulgarian li questions: Beyond syntax'. KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL NATURAL LANGUAGE & LINGUISTIC THEORY, 17 (3), pp. 541-586. . (1999)
- 'The evolution of prosodic constraints in Macedonian'. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV LINGUA, UNIV GRONINGEN, GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS: 104 (1-2), pp. 57-78. . (1998)
- 'An overview of the Slavic population in southeastern Europe'. AMER ASSN TEACHERS SLAVIC EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 42 (1), pp. 187-188.doi: 10.2307/310094
- 'Defective paradigms'. Oxford University Press Proceedings of the British Academy 145, . (2010)
- 'Historical development of Slavic inflectional accent'. in Kosta, P and Gutschmidt, K and Kempgen, S and Berger, T (eds.) Slavic Languages (Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science) Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter .
- 'Morphosyntactic Change in Russian: A Corpus-based Approach'. in Hansen B, Grković-Major J (eds.) Diachronic Slavic Syntax: gradual changes in focus München-Berlin-Wien : Verlag Otto Sagner 74, pp. 109-119. . (2010)
- 'Introduction: Defectiveness: Typology and diachrony'. 163, pp. 1-18. . (2010)
- 'Case syncretism'. in Spencer A, Malchukov A (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Case. Oxford : Oxford University Press . (2009)
- 'Morphological typology of deponency'. 145, pp. 1-19. . (2007)
- 'Syncretism'. in Brown K (ed.) Encyclopedia of language and linguistics (2nd edition)
Oxford : Elsevier Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1331/
- 'Case Syncretism. In: M. Haspelmath, M. Dryer, D. Gil and B. Comrie (eds.) World Atlas of Language Structures'. in Martin Haspelmath MSD (ed.) The World Atlas of Language Structures Oxford : Oxford University Press , pp. 118-121. . (2005)
- 'Syncretism in Verbal Person/Number Marking. In: M. Haspelmath, M. Dryer, D. Gil and B. Comrie (eds.) World Atlas of Language Structures'. in Martin Haspelmath MSD (ed.) The World Atlas of Language Structures Oxford University Press , pp. 122-125. . (2005)
- 'Post-stressing complementizers in Erkech (Kozichino)'. in Alexander RAZ (ed.) Revitalizing Bulgarian Dialectology
2nd Edition. California, US : University of California Press/University of California International and Area Studies Digital Collection Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1349/
- 'Case syncretism in and out of Indo-European.'. in Andronis M, Ball C, Elston H, Neuvel S (eds.) Papers from the 37th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society
Chicago : Chicago Linguistic Society 1, pp. 15-28.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1062/
- 'Domains of syncretism: a demonstration of the autonomy of morphology. In: M. Andronis, C. Ball, H. Elston and S. Neuvel (eds.) CLS 37: The Panels. Papers from the 37th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Vol. 2'. in Meeting CLS, Society CL (eds.) CLS 37: The Panels. Papers from the 37th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Vol. 2 , pp. 385-398. . (2001)
- 'The prosodic properties of ne in Bulgarian'. in G. Zybatow UJ (ed.) Current issues in formal Slavic linguistics
Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang , pp. 59-68.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1074/
- Database of Short Term Morphosyntactic Change: variation in Russian 1801-200.. . (2009)
- Animacy in the development of the Russian predicative adjective in the 19th and 20th centuries. 13th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna . (2008)
Conference or workshop presentations
2011. Covert order in Võro conjugation classes. Workshop ‘Complexity and Isolation’, Freiburg (FRIAS), December 8-9.
2011. Realization and implication. 8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, Cagliari , September 14-17.
2011. Inflection class interactions: Diachronic and comparative perspectives. International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Osaka, July 25-29.
2011. Inflectional interactions in Oto-Manguean. Invited paper read at the Meso-American Inflectional Morphology meeting, Paris, January 31-February 1.
2010. Inflection class interactions. Keynote paper read at the Décembrettes 7 conference, University of Toulouse, 2-3 December.
2010. Metamorphomes. Workshop "Perspectives on the Morphome", University of Coimbra, 29-30 October 2010.
2010. (with G. G. Corbett). Where is the information in the word? Stems as inflection. Talk given to the Linguistics Program, University of Kentucky, November 17.
2010. (with G. G. Corbett). A typology of inflectional class interaction. 14th International Morphology Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, May 13-16 2010.
2010. (with G. G. Corbett). Stem alternations and multiple exponence. Workshop “Stems in Inflection and Word Formation”, Budapest, Hungary, May 13-14 2010.
2010. (with G. G. Corbett). “Deep irregularity”: when the expected lexical splits follow the wrong pattern. 14th International Morphology Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, May 13-16 2010.
2010. (with S. Collier) Stems in a database of morphological complexity. Workshop “Stems in Inflection and Word Formation”, Budapest, Hungary, May 13-14 2010.
2010. Nuer and Mazatec: why they matter. Speech and Language Group, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, 25 March 2010.
2010. (with G. G. Corbett, D. Brown & S. Collier. Morphological Complexity: introduction. Workshop “Morphological Complexity: Implications for the Theory of Language”, Harvard University, 22 January 2010.
2009. (with D. Brown & G. G. Corbett) Morphological complexity: the view from typology. Centre for Linguistics, Department of Humanities, University of Hamburg, 11 November 2009.
2009 (with D. Brown & G. G. Corbett) Morphological Complexity: a typological perspective. Invited paper at the European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on “Words In Action”, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “Antonio Zampolli” CNR Pisa, 12-13 October 2009.
2009. (with Greville G. Corbett) A typology of inflectional exponence: stems, affixes and what lies between. Mediterranean Morphology Meeting 7. University of Cyprus, Nicosia, 11-12 September 2009.
2009. Inflection classes without allomorphy. Linguistic Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting, University of Edinburgh, 6-9 September 2009.
2009. Inflection classes through profligate syncretism? Invited paper at the ‘Workshop on Polyfunctionality and Underspecification' (convened by the University of Leipzig), Wittenberg, 31 August 31- 1 September 2009.
2009. Paradigmatic opacity in Nuer. ‘Morphology of the World's Languages', University of Leipzig, 11-13 June 2009.
2009. Constraining inflection classes. Southeastern Seminar Series. April 24.
2008. Defectiveness and homophony avoidance. Décembrettes 6: Morphologie et classes flexionnelles, Université de Bordeaux 3, December.
2008. Defectiveness and morphosyntactic deviance. Workshop on Theoretical Morphology, University of Leipzig, June.
2008. Origin and development of defective paradigms. 13th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, February.
2007. The historic roots of Russian defective verbs. American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. Chicago, December.
2007. (with G. Corbett). Defective paradigms. Association for Linguistic Typology, Paris, September.
2007. Congruent and incongruent morphological defectiveness. Linguisitics Association of Great Britain, King's College, London, August.
2007. Diachrony of defectiveness. Chicago Linguistic Society, May.
2006. Morphological reversals: polarity and exchange rules. Linguistic Society of America, Albuquerque, January.
2006. (with G. Corbett). Three types of defective paradigm. Linguistic Society of America, Albuquerque, January.
2006. Morphological typology of deponency. 'Deponency and morphological mismatches' conference, London, January.
2005. (with G. Corbett). Typological aspects of defectiveness. Mediterranean Morphology Meeting 5, Fréjus, September.
2005. Morphosyntactic polarity. Linguisitics Association of Great Britain, University of Cambridge, September.
2005. The limits of morphological underspecification. 27th meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Cologne, February.
2004. The location of deponency. Invited paper at the 2nd York-Essex Morphology Meeting, University of Essex. November.
2004. (with D. Brown, M. Chumakina, G. Corbett, A. Hippisley and C. Tiberius). The Surrey Typological Databases. Annual meeting of the Language Typology Resource Center, Freie Universität, Berlin, October.
2004. (with G. Corbett). Towards a typology of deponency: features and domains. Linguisitics Association of Great Britain, University of Surrey at Roehampton, September.
2004. (with G. Corbett, D. Brown, N. Evans and M. Mithun). Extended deponency: the right morphology in the wrong place. 11th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, February.
2004. (with D. Brown, M. Chumakina, G. Corbett, A. Hippisley and C. Tiberius) Resources for morphological typology: the Surrey databases. Workshop ‘Possible Word’, at the 11th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, February.
2003. Typology and the formal modelling of syncretism. Mediterranean Morphology Meeting 4. University of Catania, September.
2002. Results of the Surrey Syncretism Project. Surrey Linguistics Circle, University of Surrey, October.
2002. Indexing and directionality in inflection. Linguisitics Association of Great Britain, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, September.
2002. Rules of referral without directionality. Economic and Social Research Council seminar series ‘Methods and Models in Morphology’, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, May.
2002. Against ordered rules. Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Edgehill College of Higher Education, April.
2001. Resolving rule competition. Economic and Social Research Council seminar ‘Methods and Models in Morphology’, University of Essex, December.
2001. The interpretation of person syncretism. Association for Linguistic Typology, University of California at Santa Barbara, July.
2002. (with D. Brown and G. Corbett). Case syncretism in and out of Indo-European. Chicago Linguistic Society 37, Chicago, April.
2002. (with G. Corbett and D. Brown). Domains of syncretism: a demonstration of the autonomy of morphology. Chicago Linguistic Society 37, Chicago, April.
2001. The typology of syncretism in two-argument verbs. Linguisitics Association of Great Britain, University of Leeds, April.
2001. (with D. Brown). Slavonic syncretisms. British Association for the Advancement of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge, April.
2000. Is there a semantic basis for person syncretism in verb forms? Economic and Social Research Council seminar ‘Methods and Models in Morphology’, University of Sussex, November.
2000. Contrary syncretic structure. Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University College, London, April.
2000. Defaults and syncretism in the Latvian noun paradigm. British Association for the Advancement of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge, April.
1998. The accentuation of ne in Balkan Slavic. American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, San Francisco, December.
1997. Morphology versus prosodic constraints: adjectival accentuation in Macedonian. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Seattle, December.
1997. (with L. Billings). Macedonian clitics and the trisyllabic stress window. Second Conference on Formal Approaches to South Slavic Languages, Sofia, September.
1996. The emergence of prosodic constraints in Macedonian. Workshop on Conflicting Constraints, School of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, July.
1995. Implications of dialectal variation for the history of nominal accentuation in Bulgarian. Workshop on Dialectology and Historical Linguistics: Contributions of South Slavic, University of California at Berkeley, April.