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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Morphology

1985

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Formal Problems In Semitic Phonology And Morphology, John J. Mccarthy Jan 1985

Formal Problems In Semitic Phonology And Morphology, John J. Mccarthy

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

This study deals with the formal character of phonological representations and rules. Two basic lines of investigation are pursued. One, the metrical, holds that there is hierarchic metrical structure within syllable structure and of stress is elaborated based on data from Tiberian Hebrew, Classical Arabic, and the modern Arabic dialects of Cairo and Damascus. The effects of syllable structure on the form and function of segmental phonological rules are adumbrated with data from Tiberian Hebrew as well. The role of metrical structure in vowel harmony also figures briefly.

The other formal line followed is prosodic. An essentially autosegmental theory of ...


Stress Shift And Metrical Structure, John J. Mccarthy, Hamza Al-Mozainy, Robert Bley-Vroman Jan 1985

Stress Shift And Metrical Structure, John J. Mccarthy, Hamza Al-Mozainy, Robert Bley-Vroman

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

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