We continue to investigate morphological typology, with particular reference to agglutination vs. flexion and the elementary parameters in terms of which these higher-level notions are defined. The overall question we continue to address is, How do languages come to have inflectional systems with the particular properties that they have? Particular attention will be given to
The customary methods of typological and historical linguistics will be supplemented by field work (to gain crucial data on the
phonology-morphology-syntax interface), computer modelling (to test developmental scenarios), and neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic
experiments (to get an angle on the mental representation of morphology of different types).
letztes Update: 16.02.2009