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LINGUIST List 18.2763

Mon Sep 24 2007

Qs: Non-concatenative Word Formation

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        1.    Getahun Amare, Non-concatenative Word Formation


Message 1: Non-concatenative Word Formation
Date: 19-Sep-2007
From: Getahun Amare <getahunamareyahoo.com>
Subject: Non-concatenative Word Formation
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In Semitic languages words, especially verbal stems are derived from
consonantal roots with vocalic insertion (vowel insertion between the
consonants. For instance, the verbal stem for 'killed' is derived from
g-dd-l by insrting the mid central vowel in the space indicated by (-)in
Argobba and Amharic. Derivations of this sort can be handled in Prosodic
Morphology. But I do not know if there are works to analyze such derivation
in Constraint Based theories like HPSG. Please inform me works on this issue.

Many thanks.
Getahun Amare

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Morphology



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