Reduplication with Fixed Segmentism

@article{Alderete1999ReduplicationWF,
  title={Reduplication with Fixed Segmentism},
  author={John Alderete and Jill Beckman and Laura Benua and A. Gnanadesikan and J. McCarthy and S. Urbanczyk},
  journal={Linguistic Inquiry},
  year={1999},
  volume={30},
  pages={327-364}
}
Fixed segmentism is the phenomenon whereby a reduplicative morpheme contains segments that are invariant rather than copied. We investigate it within Optimality Theory, arguing that it falls into two distinct types, phonological and morphological. Phonological fixed segmentism is analyzed under the OT rubric of emergence of the unmarked. It therefore has significant connections to markedness theory, sharing properties with other domains where markedness is relevant and showing context… Expand
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