Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Kiparsky, Paul (1994)

Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of distinguishing between allomorphy and morphologically conditioned phonology (cf. Inkelas forthcoming, which rejects this distinction). Kiparsky argues that the cut may be effected on purely formal grounds. Morphological operations manipulate morphological units (morphs) whose size is phonologically arbitrary; they obey morphological locality conditions; and they precede all phonological operations within the same cycle. In contrast, phonological operations manipulate single phonological units, obey phonological locality conditions, and follow all morphological operations within the same cycle. This allows for processes that are genuinely phonological even if they show morphosyntactic conditioning, are opaque, and are neither phonetically nor typologically natural.

Kiparsky:1994
authorKiparsky, Paul
year1994
titleAllomorphy or morphophonology?
entrytypeincollection
booktitleTrubetzkoy’s orphan. Proceedings of the Montréal roundtable “Morphonology: contemporary responses” (Montréal, September 30 - October 2, 1994)
addressAmsterdam
publisherJohn Benjamins
pages13-31

BibTeX

@incollection{Kiparsky:1994,
    author = {Kiparsky, Paul},
    year = {1994},
    title = {Allomorphy or morphophonology?},
    booktitle = {Trubetzkoy’s orphan. Proceedings of the Montréal roundtable “Morphonology: contemporary responses” (Montréal, September 30 - October 2, 1994)},
    address = {Amsterdam},
    publisher = {John Benjamins},
    pages = {13-31},
}
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