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1st Edition

Prosodic Constituency in the Lexicon

ISBN 9781138317468
Published April 15, 2020 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1990. This study introduces Prosodic Lexical Phonology, a theory of morphology-phonology interaction. This theory unifies the theoretical treatments of lexical and postlexical phonological rule application. It also provides an explanatory account of systematic discrepancies that have been observed between the parsing of strings for purposes of the morphology, and the parsing of those strings into domains of phonological rule application. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.

Table of Contents

Preface;  Abstract;  Acknowledgement;  1. Introduction  2. Theoretical Background  3. Prosodic Structure in the Lexicon  4. Constructional Constraints on Prosodic Constituency  5. Prosodic Subcategorization  6. The Representation of Invisibility  7. Case Study: Carib  8. Clitics  9. Implications

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Sharon Inkelas is a Professor and former Chair of the Linguistics Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in phonology interfaces and particularly in the interaction between morphology and phonology.