Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Hendricks, Sean (1999)


Reduplicative morphemes which are smaller than a syllable present a persistent problem for McCarthy & Prince’s (1986, 1993) widely accepted prosodic account of reduplicative morpheme form. This dissertation argues that minimal reduplicant size is optimized by constraints optimizing – in the case of a reduplicative prefix – aligning both the reduplicative morpheme and its base with the left edge of a word. The best way to optimally satisfy these competing alignment constraints while still realizing the reduplicative morpheme is for the reduplicative morpheme to be as small as possible. This model is applied in several case studies.

authorHendricks, Sean
titleReduplication without template constraints: a study in bare-consonant reduplication
schoolUniversity of Arizona


    author = {Hendricks, Sean},
    year = {1999},
    title = {Reduplication without template constraints: a study in bare-consonant reduplication},
    school = {University of Arizona},
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