Phonology in syntax: The Somali optional agreement rule

  title={Phonology in syntax: The Somali optional agreement rule},
  author={Arnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum},
  journal={Natural Language \& Linguistic Theory},
  • A. Zwicky, G. Pullum
  • Published 1 September 1983
  • Linguistics
  • Natural Language & Linguistic Theory
ConclusionThe conclusion we draw from our extended discussion of the interesting descriptive problem Hetzron provides is that Somali offers no support to the view his paper defended: that syntax and phonology are partially intermingled domains. Merely letting the agreement rules of Somali have access to phonological properties of morphemes would not, in any case, suffice for the statement Hetzron would like to make; as we have seen, no phonological properties of the relevant strings can be used… 
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