Stem alternations and stem distributions

  title={Stem alternations and stem distributions},
  author={David Embick},
The analysis of stem alternations (e.g. sangas past ofsing) is controversial; there is a lasting tension between morphophonological theories ( sangis derived fromsingby rule) and stem storage theories (sangandsingare stored allomorphs). This paper argues that in many cases of stem alternation (e.g., Spanish diphthongization) the locality conditions on contextu al allomorphy provide crucial evidence for deciding between these views, and crucial evidence for a morphophono logical theory in… CONTINUE READING