This book presents a detailed examination of the most important arguments for a process-based theory of morphology and offers a highly-constrained alternative to the powerful mechanisms proposed in processual theories of morphology.
Data is presented from dozens of different languages from numerous language families around the world, much of it new to the linguistic forum. The importance of prosodic morphology in the analysis of linguistic phenomena is highlighted and the need for greater constraints on generative power is examined.
This work addresses some of the thorniest problems in morphological theory in a novel alternative fashion, including the issues of ablaut, exchange rules, metathesis, reduplication and subtraction, and presents reanalyses based on moraic morphology and the traditional notion of 'combination' of morphemes along with the underlying theme of constraining the grammar of natural language to the utmost.
Contributions to the field include: (i) new data from Nitinaht reduplicative constructions, Nootka hypocoristic formation, and Nootkan variable-length vowels; (ii) reanalyses of previous problems, including metathesis in Chawchila Yokuts, Hebrew, and Saanich, exchange rules in Luo, Dinka, and Diegueño, and truncation in Danish; (iii) analyses of new problems from reduplication in Nitinaht and Nootka templatic morphology; and (iv) new theoretical apparatus is introduced: the unification of templates and a new proposal for hierarchical syllable structure based on the mora as head of N.
2007. Vowel–Sonorant Metathesis in Alsea. International Journal of American Linguistics 73:1 ► pp. 1 ff.
2011. Metathesis. In The Blackwell Companion to Phonology, ► pp. 1 ff.
2023. Metathesis. In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Morphology, ► pp. 1 ff.
Downing, Laura J. & Sharon Inkelas
2015. What is Reduplication? Typology and Analysis Part 2/2: The Analysis of Reduplication. Language and Linguistics Compass 9:12 ► pp. 516 ff.
2018. The morphology and phonology of metathesis in Amarasi. Morphology 28:1 ► pp. 25 ff.
2019. Eva Zimmermann, Morphological length and prosodically defective morphemes (Oxford Studies in Phonology and Phonetics 1). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. xii + 345.. Journal of Linguistics 55:2 ► pp. 467 ff.
2005. Gradient Prosody in Japanese. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 14:3 ► pp. 175 ff.
2015. The morphological structure of complex place names: the case of Dutch. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 18:3 ► pp. 183 ff.
2018. A morpheme-based approach to subtractive pluralisation in German dialects. Phonology 35:4 ► pp. 617 ff.
2010. Subtraction. In Understanding Morphological Rules, ► pp. 125 ff.
2007. Nuuchahnulth Double Reduplication and Stratal Optimality Theory. Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique 52:1-2 ► pp. 105 ff.
2019. No transposition in Harmonic Serialism. Phonology 36:4 ► pp. 695 ff.
2015. Moraic Affixes and Morphological Colors in Dinka. Linguistic Inquiry 46:1 ► pp. 77 ff.
2007. Ditidaht Vowel Alternations and Prosody. Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique 52:1-2 ► pp. 71 ff.
2016. The power of a single representation: morphological tone and allomorphy. Morphology 26:3-4 ► pp. 269 ff.
2021. Two is too much…in the phonology! . The Linguistic Review 38:3 ► pp. 537 ff.
2021. Faded copies: Reduplication as distribution of activity. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 6:1
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2017. References. In The Handbook of Morphology, ► pp. 737 ff.
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