Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Downing, Laura (2000)

Abstract

This article argues that reduplicative constructions in Bantu languages like Kinande are compounds, and each half is a morpho-prosodic constituent. This accounts for the minimality condition on the reduplicative morpheme and its Base, as well as the infixing position found with longer vowel-initial Bases. The article also argues that an Identity condition on the reduplicative morpheme and its Base outranks a morphological condition defining the Base. In short, it takes up several persistent issues in reduplication: the morphological status of the reduplicative construction, the prosodic status of the reduplicative morpheme and the Base, and the range of factors defining the Base.

Downing:2000
authorDowning, Laura
year2000
titleMorphological and prosodic constraints on Kinande verbal reduplication
entrytypearticle
journalPhonology
volume17
pages1-38

BibTeX

@article{Downing:2000,
    author = {Downing, Laura},
    year = {2000},
    title = {Morphological and prosodic constraints on Kinande verbal reduplication},
    journal = {Phonology},
    volume = {17},
    pages = {1-38},
}
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