Sound change, paradigmatic relations, and analogy produce suppletion in Catalan verbs


  • Matthew L. Juge Texas State University



analogy, morphological change, morphome, suppletion, sound change


The development of stem-final /g/ in several parts of Catalan verb paradigms via sound change and analogy has created suppletion in a large number of verbs. In this paper I present evidence against viewing these developments as teleological or driven by factors of markedness or naturalness. I also argue that appeal to morphomes must be tempered by the recognition of the highly variable nature of the patterns displayed by the verbs in question and contextualized in mechanisms that do not merely model change but explain how speakers create change.

Author Biography

  • Matthew L. Juge, Texas State University
    Associate Professor, World Languages and Literatures




How to Cite

Juge, Matthew L. 2022. “Sound Change, Paradigmatic Relations, and Analogy Produce Suppletion in Catalan Verbs”. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 7 (1): 5274.