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Paradigms in Phonological Theory

Laura J. Downing, T. Alan Hall, and Renate Raffelsiefen


This book presents insights on the phonology-morphology interface. It discusses a wide range of central theoretical issues, including the role of paradigms in synchronic grammars, and does so in the context of a wide variety of languages including several non-Indo-European languages. Paradigm uniformity has a long tradition in pre-generative linguistics but until recently played a minor role in theoretical phonology. Optimality Theory has drawn renewed attention to paradigmatic effects, formalized by constraints comparing the surface pronunciation of morphologically related words. The ten chap ... More

Keywords: phonology-morphology interface, role of paradigms, pre-generative linguistics, theoretical phonology, Optimality Theory, synchronic grammars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199267712
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267712.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura J. Downing, editor
ZAS Berlin
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T. Alan Hall, editor
Indiana University
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Renate Raffelsiefen, editor
Technical University of Berlin
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