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Clàudia Pons-Moll

2007

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Some Reflections On The Verbal Morphophonology Of Balearic Catalan, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2007

Some Reflections On The Verbal Morphophonology Of Balearic Catalan, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

In Balearic Catalan, first person singular present indicative verb forms do not show an explicit inflectional morph, as do most dialects of Catalan. Among these forms, we find final consonant clusters that involve a violation of the sonority constraint according to which the degree of sonority between the segments of a syllable must be decreasing in relation to the nucleus. The same clusters in nominal inflection areresolved by means of a process of vowel epenthesis. The exceptional phonological behavior of these consonant clusters is not circumscribed to sonority factors, but also concerns the regular phonology of the dialect, either because ...