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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Morphology

1990

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Foot And Word In Prosodic Morphology: The Arabic Broken Plural, John J. Mccarthy, Alan Prince Jan 1990

Foot And Word In Prosodic Morphology: The Arabic Broken Plural, John J. Mccarthy, Alan Prince

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

This article proposes a theory of Prosodic Domain Circumscription, by means of which rules sensitive to morphological domain may be restricted to a prosodically characterized (sub-)domain in a word or stem. The theory is illustrated primarily by a comprehensive analysis of the Arabic broken plural; it is further supported by analysis of a number of processes from other languages, yielding a formal typology of domain-circumscription effects. The results obtained here depend on, and therefore confirm, two central principles of Prosodic Morphology: (1) the Prosodic Morphology Hypothesis, which requires that templates be expressed in prosodic, not segmental terms; and (2 ...


Prosodic Morphology And Templatic Morphology, John J. Mccarthy, Alan Prince Jan 1990

Prosodic Morphology And Templatic Morphology, John J. Mccarthy, Alan Prince

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

An analysis of Arabic verb and noun templates.