Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Alderete, John (2001)


This article proposes constraints that require derivationally/inflectionally related forms to not agree on a particular feature value. In many situations, the constraints simulate alpha-notation in rules, which allowed binary feature values to be reversed. However, the constraints cannot apply on the Input-Output dimension and so cannot produce phonological polarity.<BR> As an example, Alderete analyzes the Dholuo plural (see review of Tucker “A grammar of Kenya Luo”) as effectively processual: the morpheme’s presence activates an anti-faithfulness constraint that forces a change in the [voice] value of the root. The constraint is violated when every corresponding segment in forms related by morphological derivation faithfully preserves [voice].<BR> de Lacy (to appear) argues that there is no evidence for morpho-phonological reversals, and so anti-faithfulness constraints are too powerful. <BR> de Lacy, Paul (to appear) Morpho-phonological polarity. In Jochen Trommer (ed.) Title TBA.

authorAlderete, John
titleDominance effects as transderivational anti-faithfulness


    author = {Alderete, John},
    year = {2001},
    title = {Dominance effects as transderivational anti-faithfulness},
    journal = {Phonology},
    volume = {18},
    pages = {201-253},
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