English word-medial morphonotactics: A corpus study

  title={English word-medial morphonotactics: A corpus study},
  author={Paulina Zydorowicz and Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk and Michal Jankowski},
The paper reports on an investigation of wordmedial consonant clusters in English. Medial clusters are further subdivided into phonotactic on es, i.e. intramorphemic, and morphonotactic ones, which are morphologically complex – arising as a result of derivation or compounding. In this study we concentrate on morphonotactic clusters. We put forward the following hypothesis: since compounds may ultimately lose transparency and lexicalize, th medial clusters in compounds will tend to be relatively… CONTINUE READING