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      Explaining phonological conditions on affixation: Evidence from suppletive allomorphy and affix ordering

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      Word Structure
      Edinburgh University Press

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          This paper examines two domains in which phonology may exert an influence on morphology: suppletive allomorph selection and affix ordering. Cross-linguistic facts about both phenomena are examined and ultimately argued to provide evidence for a phonology-morphology interface in which morphology precedes phonology at each level of the grammar in a cyclic-type approach, and phonological conditions on affixation occur when an affix subcategorizes for a particular phonological unit. This is contrasted with an Optimality Theoretic (OT) approach to the phonology-morphology interface in which phonological effects in morphology are modeled by ranking phonological constraints over morphological ones (i.e. ‘P ≫ M’) within a single component of the grammar. It is argued that the former approach makes better predictions for the two phenomena in question as well as for other areas previously discussed in the literature (e.g. infix placement) and that phonological and morphological constraints should not be interranked in an OT grammar.

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            Morpheme Order and Semantic Scope : Word Formation in the Athapaskan Verb

            Keren Rice (2010)
            Athapaskan languages are well known for their intricate morphology, in particular the complexity of their verbs. The significance of these languages for linguistic theory is widely acknowledged. In this book, Keren Rice offers a rich typological survey of morpheme ordering in Athapaskan verbs, with implications for both synchronic grammar and language change. She shows that verb structure is in fact widely predictable across Athapaskan languages if appropriate syntactic factors and an overarching principle of semantic scope are taken into account. The presentation also includes a detailed study of argument and aspectual systems. This landmark volume was the first major comparative study of its type for the Athapaskan language family, combining descriptive depth with a contemporary theoretical perspective. Clear and insightful, it will interest Athapaskanists, typologists, historical and theoretical linguists alike.
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                Journal
                Word Structure
                Word Structure
                Edinburgh University Press
                1750-1245
                1755-2036
                April 2009
                April 2009
                : 2
                : 1
                : 18-37
                Affiliations
                [1 ]Author's addresses: (Mary Paster) Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science Pomona College 207 Edmunds Building 185 East Sixth Street Claremont, California 91711
                Article
                10.3366/E1750124509000282
                08a68414-7e55-482d-b421-ca54a10c7049
                © 2009
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