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- adj. Pertaining to morphosyntax.
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While its chapters are not exhaustive, it offers an accessible, balanced treatment of the major grammatical constructs and patterns of English; pertinent subsystems such as tense and aspect, articles and determiners, and adjectives and adverbs; and offers not only a morphosyntactic treatment so common to other volumes but also a discussion from the perspectives of discourse and usage.
I think the most interesting thing about both cases is that writers are basing their spelling more on phonetic than on morphosyntactic patterns.
And according to Pinker (1994), their pedigree (Fig. 6) and specifically morphosyntactic deficits constitutes “suggestive evidence for grammar genes ¦ genes whose effects seem most specific to the development of the circuits underlying parts of grammar.”
For instance, impaired articulation could lead to impoverished phonological representations, which would then impair the acquisition of morphological and morphosyntactic knowledge, which would then constitute a poor basis for further syntactic learning.
Language users are creatures of habit with a tendency to re-use morphosyntactic material that they have produced or heard before.
The main idea (continued) Comparative theoretical studies, morphosyntactic annotation in parallel corpora, bi - and multilingual dictionary making all require a common, crosslinguistically consistent tagset.
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