Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

de Lacy, Paul (2011)


De Lacy argues that there are no clear cases of morpho-phonological polarity. Voicing polarity in Luo is argued to follow from affixation of featurally underspecified segments which coalesce with base segments and thus effectively overwrite features of base segments. For other cases of alleged polarity it is shown that either the empirical data are hitherto unconclusive or that an alternative analysis in terms of purely morphological polarity (or pol,arizing homophony of markers for different lexical classes) cannot be excluded.

authorde Lacy, Paul
titleMorpho-phonological polarity
editorTrommer, Jochen
booktitleThe Morphology and Phonology of Exponence: The State-of-the-Art
publisherOxford: Oxford University Press


    author = {de Lacy, Paul },
    year = {2011},
    title = {Morpho-phonological polarity},
    booktitle = {The Morphology and Phonology of Exponence: The State-of-the-Art},
    editor = {Trommer, Jochen},
    publisher = {Oxford: Oxford University Press},
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