Paradigms in Phonological Theory

Paperback | February 18, 2005

EditorLaura J. Downing, T. Alan Hall, Renate Raffelsiefen

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This book presents new insights on the phonology-morphology interface. It discusses a wide range of central theoretical issues, including the role of paradigms in synchronic grammars, and does so in the context of a wide variety of languages including several non-Indo-European languages.Paradigm uniformity has a long tradition in pre-generative linguistics but until recently played a minor role in theoretical phonology. Optimality Theory has drawn renewed attention to paradigmatic effects, formalized by constraints comparing the surface pronunciation of morphologically relatedwords. The ten chapters in this volume illustrate how a wide range of exceptions to regular phonological processes can be explained in this fashion. The chapters address such important theoretical questions as: do paradigms have a morphological base? If so, how is it defined? Why do paradigmaticeffects hold for only certain subsets of words? In which areas of the grammar are paradigmatic effects likely to be found? The authors discuss new data from the synchronic grammars of a wide variety of unrelated languages, including: Modern Hebrew, Chimwiini and Jita (Bantu), Halkomelem (Salish),Hungarian, and Arabic.

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This book presents new insights on the phonology-morphology interface. It discusses a wide range of central theoretical issues, including the role of paradigms in synchronic grammars, and does so in the context of a wide variety of languages including several non-Indo-European languages.Paradigm uniformity has a long tradition in pre-g...

Laura Downing's research has concentrated on theoretical phonology and morphology of Bantu languages, since her thesis on the Tonal Phonology of Jita (published by Lincom Europa in 1996). Recent publications include: Compounding and Tonal Non-transfer in Bantu Languages (Phonology, 2003) and Stress, Tone and Focus in Chichewa and Xhos...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:February 18, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Laura J. Downing, T.A. Hall, and Renate Raffelsiefen: Introduction: The Role of Paradigms in Phonological Theory2. Adam Albright: The Morphological Basis of Paradigm Leveling3. Outi Bat-El: Competing Principles of Paradigm Uniformity: Evidence From the Hebrew Imperative Paradigm4. Luigi Burzio: Sources of Paradigm Uniformity5. Stuart Davis: "Capitalistic" vs "Militaristic": The paradigm Uniformity Effect Reconsidered6. Laura Downing: Jita Causative Doubling Provides Optimal paradigms7. Michael Kenstowicz: Paradigmatic Uniformity and Contrast8. John J. McCarthy: Optimal Paradigms9. Renate Raffelsiefen: Paradigm Uniformity Effects Versus Boundary Effects10. Peter Rebrus and Miklos Torkenczy: Uniformity and Contrast in the Hungarian Verbal paradigm11. Suzanne Urbanczyk: A Note on Paradigm Uniformity and Priority of the Root