LINGUIST List 15.2166

Thu Jul 29 2004

FYI: Extended Deponency Website

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  1. Matthew Baerman, New Website: Extended Deponency

Message 1: New Website: Extended Deponency

Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 15:59:39 +0100
From: Matthew Baerman <>
Subject: New Website: Extended Deponency

The Surrey Morphology Group would like to draw your attention to a new 
website devoted to a project on 'Extended Deponency'. The idea derives from 
the deponent verbs of Latin, which were passive in form but active in 
meaning. We take this as the core example of a type of morphological 
mismatch where the same inflected form can express mutually exclusive 
grammatical functions. Our project is a cross-linguistic typology of this 
phenomenon. The website address is:

We welcome any input.

The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) 
under grant number RES-000-23-0375.
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