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Layered morphology

MORPHOLOGY: a term introduced in Simpson & Withgott (1986) to distinguish morphological systems which imply constituent structure from morphological systems which make use of templates (see template morphology). Two major differences between these types of systems are: (a) layered morphology gives rise to headed structures, while template morphology does not; and (b) layered morphology is constrained by some principle of Adjacency, while template morphology is not. EXAMPLE: English and Dutch have layered morphologies, while Arabic and Navajo have template morphologies.
LIT. McCarthy, J. (1981)
Simpson, J. and M. Withgott (1986)
Spencer, A. (1991)