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Matthew Carroll from ARC Centre of Excellence for The Dynamics of Language discusses 'Multiple exponence and morphological redundancy'.
Multiple exponence is typically defined as the redundant multiple marking of categories within a single word. Multiple exponence is an uncommon but well attested phenomena, yet the existence of stable redundancy is a problem for models of language evolution: a morphological formative free from the selective pressure of encoding a category should find itself re-purposed by evolutionary processes. Despite this, there has been little work directly examining the problem of multiple exponence from the perspective of redundancy.
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