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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Morphology

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

1982

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Dual Vowel Harmony Systems In A Montañes Spanish Dialect, John J. Mccarthy Jan 1982

Dual Vowel Harmony Systems In A Montañes Spanish Dialect, John J. Mccarthy

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Nonlinear Phonology: An Overview, John J. Mccarthy Jan 1982

Nonlinear Phonology: An Overview, John J. Mccarthy

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The last five or six years have seen a substantial change in the nature of research into phonological theory. This change has been marked by the development of several new theoretical frameworks, for which we can use the somewhat awkward and misleading term "nonlinear phonology". In this short essay, I hope to give an introduction to the various ideas underlying nonlinear phonology, as well as to provide an outline of the mechanics of formal analysis under this rubric. Because of rigid constraints of space, I cannot do justice to every viewpoint, nor can I present full-fledged arguments. But I do ...


Prosodic Templates, Morphemic Templates, And Morphemic Tiers, John J. Mccarthy Jan 1982

Prosodic Templates, Morphemic Templates, And Morphemic Tiers, John J. Mccarthy

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In recent work (McCarthy 1979, 1981; Halle and Vergnaud 1980; Harris 1980; Marantz, to appear; Yip, to appear) a new model of morphology has been emerging, one in which nonlinear phonological representations play a central role. This model, which I will refer to as “prosodic,” was originally developed in an analysis of the complex system of nonconcatenative morphology found in Semitic languages, Classical Arabic in particular. It has since been extended to other, typologically and genetically quite different sorts of phenomena. In this paper, we will see still further empirical consequences of the adoption of this theory.


Review Of A. Bell And J. B. Hooper, Eds., (1978) Syllables And Segments, John J. Mccarthy Jan 1982

Review Of A. Bell And J. B. Hooper, Eds., (1978) Syllables And Segments, John J. Mccarthy

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Prosodic Structure And Expletive Infixation, John J. Mccarthy Jan 1982

Prosodic Structure And Expletive Infixation, John J. Mccarthy

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An analysis of English Expletive Infixation (as in fan-fuckin-tastic) in terms of a metrical theory of prosody is presented. It is shown that the major environment for Expletive Infixation—immediately before a stressed syllable—follows from independently motivated characteristics of this theory. Further support for this metrical theory is adduced from infixation in words with dactylic stress alternation and with internal stress-neutral junctures, and from the subordination of stress in forms after infixation.