Verbal number driven suppletion in Georgian
Jordan Chark
January 2020

This paper provides an account of allomorphy in the domain of verbal number in Georgian (Kartvelian). Cross-linguistically, verbal number is often associated with either suppletion, reduplication, or a combination of the two (Veselinova 2006). Georgian has two morphological devices in this domain: stem-suppletion and the preverb da- (Makharoblidze 2018). I argue for three separate but interrelated claims: (i) Georgian exhibits genuine, structurally constrained root suppletion, supporting a late insertion view contra Borer (2014); (ii) Bobaljik & Harley (2017)’s generalization that all intransitive verbs which supplete for number are unaccusatives can be upheld; (iii) a unified analysis for root suppletion and the preverb da- is possible.
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Reference: lingbuzz/004968
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Published in: Proceedings of the 27th Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE XXVII)
keywords: georgian, allomorphy, suppletion, morphology, syntax
previous versions: v1 [December 2019]
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