Morphological Length and Prosodically Defective Morphemes by Eva ZimmermannMorphological Length and Prosodically Defective Morphemes by Eva Zimmermann

Morphological Length and Prosodically Defective Morphemes

byEva Zimmermann

Hardcover | April 22, 2017

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This book investigates the phenomenon of morphological length manipulation: changes in segmental length that cannot be explained by phonological means alone but crucially rely on morphological information. Eva Zimmermann provides a unified theoretical account of these phenomena by taking intoaccount all possible prosodically defective morpheme representations and their potential effects on the resulting surface structure. Data are drawn from a wide range of the world's languages, including Aymara, Yine, Upriver Halkomelem, Wolof, Hungarian, Tohono O'odham, and Southern Sierra Miwok,providing a through representative database of morphological length manipulation patterns in the languages of the world. The author demonstrates that alternative accounts suffer from significant problems of both under- and over-generation when tested against the full range of attested phenomena. Thevolume will be of interest to all researchers and graduate students working in theoretical phonology and morphology.
Eva Zimmermann is a Research Associate at Leipzig University as part of a German Research Foundation funded project on "Featural Affixes: The Morphology of Phonological Features". Her research principally examines non-concatenative morphology and its analysis in phonological theory, particularly in Native American languages, as well as...
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Title:Morphological Length and Prosodically Defective MorphemesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pagesPublished:April 22, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198747322

ISBN - 13:9780198747321

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The theory of Prosodically Defective Morphemes3. Subtractive MLM and Prosodically Defective Morphemes4. Prosodically Defective Morphemes and blocking5. Morpheme contiguity6. The complete empirical picture of MLM and the linearization of morphemes7. A critical review of alternative accounts8. ConclusionReferencesIndex