By Karuvannur Puthanveettil Mohanan

ISBN-10: 9027722277

ISBN-13: 9789027722270

This e-book includes a few of the fabric which initially seemed in my Ph. D. thesis Lexical Phonology, submitted on the Massachusetts Institute of expertise, however it can hardly ever be known as a revised model of the thesis. the idea that I suggest here's in lots of methods significantly diverse from the one who I proposed within the thesis, and there's a good deal of latest facts and analyses from English and Malayalam. bankruptcy VI is so new that i have never even had the time to aim it out on my associates. As we all know, study is a collective company, even if an individual's identify seems to be at the first web page of the booklet or article. i'd reflect on this publication as a joint undertaking concerning dozens of individuals, during which I acted because the undertaking coordinator, accumulating feedback from a large choice of resources. 4 significant affects on what the booklet includes have been Morris Halle, Paul Kiparsky, Mark Liberman, and Joan Bresnan. I realized the ropes of doing study on phonology, phonetics, and morphology from them, and nearly every little thing that I talk about during this booklet owes its form finally to at least one of them. one of the others who contributed generously to this e-book are: Jay Keyser, James Harris, Douglas Pulleyblank, Diana Archangeli, Donca Steriade, Elizabeth Selkirk, Francois Dell, Noam Chomsky, Philip Lesourd, Mohammed Guerssel, Michel Kenstovicz, Raj Singh, Will Leben, Joe Perkell, Victor Zue, Paroo Nihalani. P. Madhavan, and Stephanie Shattuck-Hafnagel.

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Condemn condemning condemnation (22) c. hymn f. autumnal autumn It is fairly clear that the underlying Ig! in (21) is deleted in all environments except when followed by class 1 suffixes (-ity, -ant, -ation ... ). The same statement applies to the stem final Inl in (22). Within the SPE theory, the rules that account for the alternations in (21) and (22) would be formulated as (23a) and (23b) respectively. '*' b. n 0 I [+nasal]_ '*' The rules apply to '*' '*' sign '*' '*', '*' '*' sign '*' d 9HF, '*' *dremn **, and * dremn *ing* '*' ,but not to **sign+rel* * and **dremn+ret+yon '*' *, (23) a.

In order to account for the facts in (42) we had to assume that the latter applied at stratum 2 as well. The facts regarding dis- suggest that the Maximise Onset Principle is inapplicable at stratum 2. Intuitively, what this means is that the subconstituents of the syllable formed at stratum 1 are not disturbed at stratum 2, unless (i) they violate (39), or (ii) there is a special rule of resyllabification that changes the· syllable structure. Another curious phenomenon that accompanies the difference in the syllabification of intervocalic consonants is the voicing of lsi in dis-.

Observe that the principles of maximising the onset and maximising the syllable (39) have different domains of application. In order to account for the facts in (42) we had to assume that the latter applied at stratum 2 as well. The facts regarding dis- suggest that the Maximise Onset Principle is inapplicable at stratum 2. Intuitively, what this means is that the subconstituents of the syllable formed at stratum 1 are not disturbed at stratum 2, unless (i) they violate (39), or (ii) there is a special rule of resyllabification that changes the· syllable structure.

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