Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Downing, Laura (2006)

Abstract

This monograph argues that the cross-linguistically common forms associated with reduplication and other types of prosodic morphology, namely, the monosyllabic and disyllabic minima and maxima, are motivated by an iconic match between the morphological and prosodic structure of the prosodic morphemes. Monomorphemes are optimally/ minimally monosyllabic; derived (i.e., minimally bimorphemic structures) are optimally/ minimally disyllabic. Numerous case studies are presented in support of this proposal.

Downing:2006
authorDowning, Laura
year2006
titleCanonical Forms in Prosodic Morphology
entrytypebook
publisherOxford University Press

BibTeX

@book{Downing:2006,
    author = {Downing, Laura},
    year = {2006},
    title = {Canonical Forms in Prosodic Morphology},
    publisher = {Oxford University Press},
}
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