Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Dressler, Wolfgang (1977)

Abstract

Argues that morphophonological haplology is an attempt to improve the perceptual separability of morphemes, a kind of parsing-oriented pressure. It avoids the misalignment of morphological and syllable boundaries and aims for correct identification of the underlying morphosyntactic structure.Points out that haplology is rarer in disyllabic words, and virtually unattested across prefix-stem boundaries, because in all of these cases, the repeated syllables are more salient. These formulations emphasize the syllabic `weakness' of many of the cases in which stem-internal sequences are accidentally identical with suffixes

Dressler:1977
authorDressler, Wolfgang
year1977
titlePhono-morphological dissimilation
entrytypeincollection
editorDressler, Wolfgang and Pfeiffer, O.
booktitlePhonologica 1976
publisherInnsbruck
pages41--48

BibTeX

@incollection{Dressler:1977,
    author = {Dressler, Wolfgang},
    year = {1977},
    title = {Phono-morphological dissimilation},
    booktitle = {Phonologica 1976},
    editor = {Dressler, Wolfgang and Pfeiffer, O.},
    publisher = {Innsbruck},
    pages = {41--48},
}
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