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The Prosody-Morphology Interface - Rene Kager

The Prosody-Morphology Interface

By: Rene Kager (Editor), Harry van der Hulst (Editor), Wim Zonneveld (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th August 2010
ISBN: 9780521153416
Number Of Pages: 454

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In many languages, word-formation is restricted by principles of prosody that organise speech into larger units such as the syllable. Written by an international team of leading linguists in the field of prosodic morphology, this 1999 book examines a range of key issues in the interaction of word-formation and prosody. It provides an explanation for non-concatenative morphology which occurs in different forms (such as reduplication) in many languages, by an interaction of independent general principles of prosodic and morphological well-formedness. Surveying developments in the field from the 1970s, the book describes the general transition in linguistic theory from rule-based approaches into constraint-based ones, and most of the contributions are written from the perspective of Optimality Theory, a rapidly developing theory of constraint interaction in generative grammar.

On the moraic representation of underlying geminates: evidence from prosodic morphology
Verbal reduplication in three Bantu languages
Prosodic morphology and tone: the case of Chichewa
Exceptional stress-attracting suffixes in Turkish: representations versus the grammar
Faithfulness and identity in prosodic morphology
Austronesian nasal substitution and other NC effects
The prosodic base of the Hausa plural
Prosodic optimality and prefixation in Polish
Double reduplications in parallel
Index of subject
Index of constraints
Index of language
Index of names
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ISBN: 9780521153416
ISBN-10: 0521153417
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 454
Published: 19th August 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.66