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Morphological redundancies in Crow are characterized by morphemes encoding a given piece of information (redundantly) occurring multiple times within a single word. I show how these redundancies were developed in Crow and then spread into other domains.

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Redundancies in language are often thought to violate communicative economy in which information is conveyed with the least effort. The spread of redundancies in Crow is an example that shows that communicative economy is not the primary means by which grammar is shaped.

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This page is a summary of: On the origins of multiple exponence in Crow, Diachronica, November 2022, John Benjamins, DOI: 10.1075/dia.22003.ko.
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