Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Arregi, Karlos and Nevins, Andrew (2007)

Abstract

Morphosyntactic dissimilation of [+participant] (1st and 2nd person) clitics in Basque dialects if one of them is plural. Follows the theme of Grimshaw (1997, one OCP-problem, different types of repair, in particular impoverishment/feature deletion/neutralization vs. deletion of an entire syntactic node), but implements this idea not by OT-constraints, but with goal-driven rules (Frampton 2009). The paper uses a fascinating method to acchieve obliteration (deletion of a syntactic head): the head is transformed by dissimilation into an uninterpretable combination of features and is consequently deleted. Distinguishes repairs which delete a feature and repairs which delete a node.

Arregi&Nevins:2007
authorArregi, Karlos and Nevins, Andrew
year2007
titleObliteration vs. Impoverishment in the Basque g-/z- constraint
entrytypeincollection
editorScheffler, Tatjana and Tauberer, Joshua and Eilam, Aviad and Mayol, Laia
booktitleThe Proceedings of the Penn Linguistics Colloquium 30
publisherU. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 13.1
pages1-14 (also available at http://ling.auf.net/lingBuzz/000280)

BibTeX

@incollection{Arregi&Nevins:2007,
    author = {Arregi, Karlos and Nevins, Andrew},
    year = {2007},
    title = {Obliteration vs. Impoverishment in the Basque g-/z- constraint},
    booktitle = {The Proceedings of the Penn Linguistics Colloquium 30},
    editor = {Scheffler, Tatjana and Tauberer, Joshua and Eilam, Aviad and Mayol, Laia},
    publisher = {U. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 13.1},
    pages = {1-14 (also available at http://ling.auf.net/lingBuzz/000280)},
}
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