Patterns of analogy in the Canadian French verb system
Study of a number of abberrant verb forms (écart de la norme) in Canadian French reveals a variety of pressures, paradigm levelling, markedness reduction and iconcity particular, affecting the inflectional structures. These verb forms, when seen in the light of theorectical proposals of natural morphology, permit a ranking of naturalness priniciples within that approach and contribute to proposals for the resolution of 'naturalness conflicts'.
CitationJournal of French Language Studies; 5: 85-107
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