The Syntax of Suppletion (handout)
Richard Kayne
December 2018
 

In a number of cases, suppletion (or suppletive or contextual allomorphy) can be seen to involve, not competition between two forms for a given position, but instead two structures that differ (a bit) in size and that also differ in that one contains a silent element lacking in the other. If so, then the substitution intuition that underlies much work on suppletion and contextual allomorphy must be wrong, in at least some nonnegligeable set of cases.
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keywords: suppletion, silent, substitution, allomorphy, competition, extension condition, morphology, syntax
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