Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo (2011)


This paper addresses several issues about morphosyntactic conditioning in phonology. First, it considers the problems involved in distinguishing between representational morphosyntactic conditioning (prosodic effects) and procedural morphosyntactic conditioning (cyclic or OO-identity effects); see also Scheer (2008). In this connection, it argues that English class-two suffixes do not attach outside a prosodic word containing the stem; cf. Raffelsiefen (2005). Secondly, the cycle is claimed to provide a better account of procedural morphosyntactic conditioning than OO-correspondence: in particular, three case studies (including one based on Trommer 2009) are presented in which OO-correspondence fails due to the absence of the necessary transparent bases. Thirdly, Bermúdez-Otero argues that, unlike cyclic theories, models based on OO-correspondence are forced to stipulate the fact that, if a phonological process exhibits morphosyntactically induced misapplication within a certain phonological configuration created by affixation, then it must also exhibit misapplication if the same configuration arises by word concatenation.

authorBermúdez-Otero, Ricardo
editorOostendorp, Marc van and Ewen, Colin J. and Hume, Elizabeth and Rice, Keren
booktitleThe Blackwell companion to phonology
addressMalden, MA


    author = {Bermúdez-Otero, Ricardo},
    year = {2011},
    title = {Cyclicity},
    booktitle = {The Blackwell companion to phonology},
    editor = {Oostendorp, Marc van and Ewen, Colin J. and  Hume, Elizabeth and Rice, Keren},
    address = {Malden, MA},
    publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
    url = {},
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