Understanding Allomorphy (Perspectives from Optimality Theory)

15 Sep



Understanding Allomorphy

Perspectives from Optimality Theory

Edited by

Eulàlia Bonet (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Maria-Rosa Lloret (Universitat de Barcelona)
Joan Mascaró (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

URL: https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/understanding-allomorphy-perspectives-optimality-theory-eulalia-bonet-maria-rosa-lloret-joan-mascaro/

This volume is a collection of original contributions to the study of lexical allomorphy, with a focus on Optimality Theory’s distinctive take on this topic. The chapters provide an up-to-date perspective on the advances in our understanding of allomorphy which Optimality Theory has been able to secure (in comparison with rule-based Generative Phonology). They also consider a number of important allomorphy questions which Optimality Theory has helped raise and address (e.g. the nature of inputs, the role of paradigms, the interaction of phonology with other modules of grammar, lexical storage vs computation, degrees of phonological (ir)regularity, subcategorization vs markedness).

The contributors form an international array of linguists from North America and Europe. A broad variety of languages serve as the empirical base for the volume, either in detailed case studies (e.g. Burushaski, Catalan, English, French, Italian, Moroccan Arabic, Sahaptin) or in encompassing typological surveys.

The volume is aimed at professional linguists with an interest in phonology, morphology, and the lexicon. With its broad coverage of allomorphy issues, the book’s content will also lend itself to courses in phonology and morphology for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.


Table of Contents


Introduction by the Editors

Eulàlia Bonet,Maria-Rosa Lloret,Joan Mascaró

Chapter 1

The Prenominal Allomorphy Syndrome

Eulàlia Bonet,Maria-Rosa Lloret,Joan Mascaró

Chapter 2

Allomorphy in OT: The Italian Mobile Diphthongs

Geert Booij,Bart van der Veer

Chapter 3

L’Allomorphie Radicale dans les Lexèmes Adjectivaux en Français: Le Cas des Adverbes en -ment

Gilles Boyé,Marc Plénat

Chapter 4

The Nature of Allomorphy: Evidence from Burushaski Plurals

Patrik Bye

Chapter 5

Obviative Prefix Allomorphy in Sahaptin and Nez Perce

Sharon Hargus,Noel Rude,Virginia Beavert

Chapter 6

Phonologically Conditioned Suppletive Allomorphy: Cross-linguistic Results and Theoretical Consequences

Mary Paster

Chapter 7

Accentual Allomorphs in East Slavic: An Argument for Inflection Dependence

Donca Steriade,Igor Yanovich

Chapter 8

Syllable-counting Allomorphy by Prosodic Templates

Jochen Trommer

Chapter 9

Lexical Insertion Occurs in the Phonological Component

Matthew Wolf

End Matter


Eulàlia Bonet,Maria-Rosa Lloret,Joan Mascaró



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