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Morphological Length and Prosodically Defective Morphemes

Eva Zimmermann


This book investigates the phenomenon of Morphological Length-Manipulation: processes of segment lengthening, shortening, deletion, and insertion that cannot be explained by phonological means but crucially rely on morpho-syntactic information. A unified theoretical account of these phenomena is presented and it is argued that Morphological Length-Manipulation is best analysed inside the framework termed ‘Prosodically Defective Morphemes’: if all possible Prosodically Defective Morpheme representations and their potential effects for the resulting surface structure are taken into account, inst ... More

Keywords: non-concatenative morphology, morpheme-specific phonology, lengthening, shortening, subtraction, prosodic morphology, autosegmental phonology, containment, Optimality Theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747321
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198747321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eva Zimmermann, author
Research Associate, Leipzig University