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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Morphology

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

1986

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Lexical Phonology And Nonconcatenative Morphology In The History Of Chaha, John J. Mccarthy Jan 1986

Lexical Phonology And Nonconcatenative Morphology In The History Of Chaha, John J. Mccarthy

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

A problem in the historical phonology of the Ethiopian Semitic language Chaha is examined from the point of view of lexical phonology and the theory of nonconcatenative morphology. It is argued that systematic exceptions to the devoicing of geminate obstruents are derived from the principle of Geminate Inalterability interacting with Tier Conflation and the Strict Cycle.


Ocp Effects: Gemination And Antigemination, John J. Mccarthy Jan 1986

Ocp Effects: Gemination And Antigemination, John J. Mccarthy

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

Few putative properties of phonological organization have had as erratic a history as the Obligatory Contour Principle (hereafter the OCP). Originally proposed to account for distributional regularities in lexical tone systems (Leben 1973), its role in tone was later either modified (Leben 1978), rejected (Goldsmith 1976), or limited to the phonetic level (Goldsmith 1976 as well). The OCP has enjoyed considerably greater success in its application to nonlinear segmental phonology (McCarthy 1979), and a fairly detailed examination of its role in such nonprosodic domains is the focus of this article.