Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Kurisu, Kazutaka (2001)

Abstract

This dissertation proposes a theory dubbed “Realizational Morphology Theory” that strives to explain different types of morpheme realization in a coherent way. It is claimed that concatenative morphology as well as nonconcatenative morphology can be analysed in a unified way in an OT-system assuming a constraint RealizeMorpheme demanding that the the presence of every morpheme must have some phonological effect. A second major ingredient into this analysis is the relativization of faithfulness constraints to morphosyntactic categories -- the interaction of RealizeMorpheme with these constraints then easily obtains the entire range of a-templatic non-concatenative morphology without assuming floating features, zero morphs or abstract morphemes like RED or TRUNC. Morphophonological polarity as in Luo is also derived from RealizeMorpheme.

Kurisu:2001
authorKurisu, Kazutaka
year2001
titleThe Phonology of Morpheme Realization
entrytypephdthesis
schoolUniversity of California at Santa Cruz
noteAvailable as ROA 490-0102

BibTeX

@phdthesis{Kurisu:2001,
    author = {Kurisu, Kazutaka},
    year = {2001},
    title = {The Phonology of Morpheme Realization},
    school = {University of California at Santa Cruz},
    url = {http://roa.rutgers.edu/files/490-0102/490-0102-KURISU-0-0.PDF},
}
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