Morphomes all the way down!

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Taking Stump's (2016) PFM2 C(ontent)/F(orm)/R(ealized) paradigm distinction I argue that the F/R-paradigm features are conceptually different from C-paradigm features. C-paradigm features interface with syntax/semantics, hence are 'interpretable'. F-paradigm features, by contrast, induce purely formal (morphomic) partitionings (cf. Boyé & Schalchli 2019), even for canonical systems (one:one Content-Form correspondence), a reflection of the true autonomy of inflectional morphology, 'morphology-by-itself '. The C-paradigm features are a subset of Sadler & Spencer's (2001) 's(yntactic)-features'. Canonical Content-Form correspondence is achieved by typing features as m- and s-features.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAll Things Morphology
Subtitle of host publicationIts independence and its interfaces
EditorsSedigheh Moradi, Marcia Haag, Janie Rees-Miller, Andrija Petrovic
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789027259745
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCurrent Issues in Linguistic Theory
ISSN (Print)0304-0763


  • Content paradigm
  • Form paradigm
  • Inflectional paradigm
  • M-feature
  • Morphology-by-itself
  • Morphome
  • Morphomic feature
  • Paradigm Function Morphology
  • S-feature


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