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Canonical Forms in Prosodic Morphology

Laura J. Downing


Prosodic morphology concerns the interaction of morphological and phonological determinants of linguistic form and the degree to which one determines the other. Although prosodic morphology has been the testing ground for theoretical developments in phonology over the past twenty years, from autosegmental theory to optimality theory, this is the first book devoted to understanding the definition and operation of canonical forms — fixed shaped prosody — which are the defining characteristic of prosodic morphology. This book discusses past research in the field and provides a critical evaluation ... More

Keywords: fixed shape prosody, reduplication, word minimality, templatic morphology, hypocoristics, Generalized Template Hypothesis, Optimality Theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199286393
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286393.001.0001


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Laura J. Downing, author
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