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The Free-Ride Procedure To Morphophonemic Learning Is Correct. Some Evidence From Catalan Vowel Epenthesis, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret May 2014

The Free-Ride Procedure To Morphophonemic Learning Is Correct. Some Evidence From Catalan Vowel Epenthesis, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret

Clàudia Pons-Moll

The structure present in URs is not challenging when productive morphophonemic alternations shed light on it, and when there is a clear and systematic phonological condition in the language that justifies the differences between the UR that has to be established and the corresponding surface representation. The challenge, or the uncertainty, appears in those cases in which such morphophonemic alternations do not exist, when they are not fully productive or transparent, and also when alternative interpretations are possible. This is the case of the URs corresponding to words beginning with < esC >- in Catalan (escriure 'to write', estona 'while', espot 'spot'), for ...