Morphological Complexity a la Oneida
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This chapter is about one particularly rich part of the verbal inflection of Oneida, a polysynthetic Iroquoian language. Morphological referencing of event participants in Oneida is achieved via a system of fifty-eight pronominal prefixes that are an obligatory part of the inflection of verbs. The sheer number of prefixes, and the relations between them, afford us the opportunity to ask what we believe is a unique set of questions about morphological complexity.