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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.

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  • I think the most interesting thing about both cases is that writers are basing their spelling more on phonetic than on morphosyntactic patterns.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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  • Language users are creatures of habit with a tendency to re-use morphosyntactic material that they have produced or heard before.

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  • 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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