Greville G. Corbett

List of John Benjamins publications for which Greville G. Corbett plays a role.


Case and Grammatical Relations: Studies in honor of Bernard Comrie

Edited by Greville G. Corbett and Michael Noonan

[Typological Studies in Language, 81] 2008. ix, 290 pp.
Subjects Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Typology


Corbett, Greville G. 2021 Chapter 10. Feature-based competition: A thousand years of Slavonic possessivesAll Things Morphology: Its independence and its interfaces, Moradi, Sedigheh, Marcia Haag, Janie Rees-Miller and Andrija Petrovic (eds.), pp. 171–198 | Chapter
Competition takes many forms. A newly identified type of competition involves the featural specification of one of the competitors as a key factor. In the particular instance treated here, whether a given item has a competitor depends on its number (and sometimes its person). We focus on the use… read more
Corbett, Greville G. 2012 Grammatical relations in a typology of agreement systemsArgument Structure and Grammatical Relations: A crosslinguistic typology, Suihkonen, Pirkko, Bernard Comrie and Valery Solovyev (eds.), pp. 37–54 | Article
It has been suggested that grammatical relations should be sufficient to determine agreement relations within the clausal domain. Three types of counter-example to this proposal are presented. Then evidence is presented which suggests that the rules for agreement require access to thematic roles… read more
Corbett, Greville G. 2008 Determining morphosyntactic feature values: The case of caseCase and Grammatical Relations: Studies in honor of Bernard Comrie, Corbett, Greville G. and Michael Noonan (eds.), pp. 1–34 | Article
Determining the number of cases (case values) in a given language may be a challenging analytical task. In establishing the techniques, special attention has been devoted to Russian, since it exhibits a whole set of difficult problems. It has been claimed to have as few as six case values or as… read more
Hippisley, Andrew, Ian Davies and Greville G. Corbett 2008 The basic colour terms of Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian and their typological relevanceStudies in Language 32:1, pp. 56–92 | Article
Berlin & Kay’s basic colour term framework claims that there is an ordering in the diachronic development of languages’ colour systems. One generalisation is that primary colours, WHITE, BLACK, RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, are lexical­ised before derived colours, which are perceptual blends, e.g.… read more
Brown, Dunstan, Carole Tiberius and Greville G. Corbett 2007 The alignment of form and function: Corpus-based evidence from RussianInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 12:4, pp. 511–534 | Article
This paper analyses constraints on inflectional syncretism and inflectional allomorphy using frequency information. Syncretism arises where one form is associated with more than one function, whereas inflectional allomorphy occurs where there is more than one inflectional class, and a single… read more
Corbett, Greville G. 2005 The canonical approach in typology*Linguistic Diversity and Language Theories, Frajzyngier, Zygmunt, Adam Hodges and David S. Rood (eds.), pp. 25–49 | Article
Hippisley, Andrew, Marina Chumakina, Greville G. Corbett and Dunstan Brown 2004 Suppletion: Frequency, categories and distribution of stemsStudies in Language 28:2, pp. 387–418 | Article
Suppletion is where the word-forms of the same lexeme have phonologically distinct stems. A study of thirty languages shows it to be surprisingly widespread, suggesting resistance to the pressure of paradigmatic levelling. While a major factor in its preservation appears to be the high frequency… read more
Corbett, Greville G., Dunstan Brown and Nicholas Evans 2002 7. Morphology, typology, computationMorphology 2000: Selected papers from the 9th Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 24–28 February 2000, Bendjaballah, Sabrina, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Oskar E. Pfeiffer and Maria D. Voeikova (eds.), pp. 91–104 | Chapter
Corbett, Greville G., Andrew Hippisley, Dunstan Brown and Paul Marriott 2001 Frequency, regularity and the paradigm: A perspective from Russian on a complex relationFrequency and the Emergence of Linguistic Structure, Bybee, Joan L. and Paul J. Hopper (eds.), pp. 201 ff. | Article
Mithun, Marianne and Greville G. Corbett 1999 The Effect of Noun Incorporation on Argument StructureBoundaries of Morphology and Syntax, Mereu, Lunella (ed.), pp. 49 ff. | Article
Corbett, Greville G. and Ian R.L. Davies 1995 Linguistic and Behavioural Measures for Ranking Basic Colour TermsStudies in Language 19:2, pp. 301–357 | Article
We report an attempt to find more objective measures for identifying basic colour terms. We investigate the types of measure available, both linguistic and behavioural, and the statistical techniques for establishing the closeness of fit with the predictions derived from Berlin and Kay. This leads… read more