Past affix' selection of verbal stems


  • Hiroki Koga Saga University



We will observe which stem allomorph the affixes, the so-called ˋnon-past' affix, the past affix, the imperative affix, the negative affix and the voice affix-like verbs, select between the longer and the shorter in Japanese-Yanagawa dialect on the assumption that verbal lexemes may be associated with more than one stem. Observing the phenomenon more closely, we found that the verbal stem forms entertain default implicative relations in the stem dependency hierarchy. We will propose i) an implemented analysis of the past affix and ii) an implementation of the allomorph selections by the ˋnon-past' affix in Koga and Ono, 2010 as two examples.


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Koga, Hiroki. 2012. Past affix’ selection of verbal stems. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 232–250. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2012.14) ( (Accessed September 22, 2023.)