Morphological structure and phonological domains in Spanish denominal derivation

@inproceedings{BermdezOtero2007MorphologicalSA,
  title={Morphological structure and phonological domains in Spanish denominal derivation},
  author={Ricardo Berm{\'u}dez-Otero},
  year={2007}
}
In Spanish denominal derivation, the stem formative of the base typically disappears before the derivational suffix: e.g. man- o ‘hand’, man-az-a ‘hand.AUG’, * man- o -az-a . This pattern can be analysed in two ways: as driven by a morphotactic restriction, or as created by a morphophonological process of stem-final vowel deletion. Following James Harris, most generative linguists have consistently assumed the former; Stratal Optimality Theory, however, requires the latter, for otherwise the… Expand

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