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" I find your lack of faith disturbing. " – D.V., Star Wars, 1977 0.0 Introduction Truncative morphological operations have received considerable attention from generative morpho-phonologists of the past two decades. The primary locus of interest in such operations has been in so-termed templatic truncation, that involving—in as theory-neutral terms as(More)
The purpose of this report is to contribute to formal learning theory in Optimality Theory by providing an analysis of the problem posed by covert phonological interaction. Building on standard theories of syllable structure and metrical stress, we analyze a typological system in which regular processes of epenthesis interact in non-transparent ways with(More)
This document contains the full text of the dissertation submitted to the Graduate School—New Brunswick, reformatted in order to reduce the number of pages and to give a more pleasant look than the official thesis style. Abstract Focus below the word level (e.g. Jill only brought home a stalagMITE from the cave) and coordination of parts of words (ortho and(More)
FOREWARD It is with great pleasure that we present the proceedings of the second Workshop on American Indigenous Languages c:wAIL '99). In continuing a tradition begun with the student discussion group on North American Indigenous Languages (NAIL), the evolving membership wishes to pay tribute to Marianne Mithun and Wallace Chafe for their consistent(More)
This report reexamines 'conflicting directionality' in Japanese mimetic words, a distributional pattern in which palatalization is preferentially realized on the rightmost of two coronal consonants, but on the leftmost consonant in a word without coronals. Analysis of the original dictionary evidence given in support of this generalization and an exhaustive(More)