Grammatical Features Home >  Feature Inventory > Stem index


Stem index

Anna Kibort & Greville G. Corbett

Stem indexing features pick out stems relevant for particular parts of a paradigm. While stems may be phonologically closer or more distant to one another, we can generalise over them irrespective of their phonological similarity. They are to be set apart, since stem alternations may generalise over the different inflectional classes specified by inflectional class feature values. For discussion and references to further literature, see Corbett & Baerman (2006).


How to cite this entry:

Kibort, Anna & Greville G. Corbett. "Stem index." Grammatical Features. 7 January 2008.

Content last updated 7 January 2008
Page last modified 16 January 2010
Maintained by Anna Kibort
View the stats for