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Book chapter

Kinds of recursion in Adyghe morphology

P. 263-284.

In the paper, the phenomenon of recursion in morphology of Adyghe, a polysynthetic language of Caucaus is considered.  We argue that recursion may be allowed to different extents in different parts of the word and be highly constrained exactly in contexts that are considered prototypical for recursion. Hence this property is not as natural as for syntax.

Causative derivation is the least recursable, concrete applicative derivation is the most, and general oblique applicatives and propositional operators occupy an intermediate place. These results are remarkable because they contrast with our intuitions about syntactic recursion.

In book

Berlin; NY: De Gruyter Mouton, 2010.