LINGUIST List 8.369

Sun Mar 16 1997

Books: Prosodic Morphology

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  1. Debra M. Hardison, PLEASE POST: NEW BOOK - PROSODIC MORPHOLOGY

Message 1: PLEASE POST: NEW BOOK - PROSODIC MORPHOLOGY

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 09:19:22 -0500 (EST)
From: Debra M. Hardison <hardisonindiana.edu>
Subject: PLEASE POST: NEW BOOK - PROSODIC MORPHOLOGY


MORPHOLOGY:


FRENCH PROSODIC MORPHOLOGY: A UNIFIED ACCOUNT. Mary Ellen Scullen. 
 257 pp. Prepaid orders by U.S. check or money order. $25.00 + p&H: 
 $3.50 US; $5.00 CAN; $5.50 Other. IULC Publications, 720 E. Atwater 
 Ave., Bloomington, IN 47401. <iulcindiana.edu>
 http://ezinfo.ucs.indiana.edu/~iulc/


This monograph provides a unified account of French Prosodic
Morphology (PM) (comprising abbreviations, acronyms, language games,
hypocoristics, echo-words, and reduplications). It is argued that the
output of each of these processes conforms to a well-formedness
template: a Prosodic Word consisting of no more than two metrical
feet. Crucially, this template is defined with reference to the iambic
foot and relies on the moraic status of French coda consonants.
Evidence from stress and vowel quantity/quality indicate that French
coda consonants are invariably moraic which leads to a unified
analysis of final consonant deletion, liaison, and vowel
nasalization. The mora is also central in defining the Prosodic Word
template, crucially operating as a well-formedness constraint and not
a mapping target. Finally, French PM is shown to be lexical,
accounting for its interaction with morphological processes and the
unpredictability of the precise phonemic content of a given PM-form.
In addition, this book includes extensive appendices of abbreviations,
reduplication, hypocoristics, and echo-words.
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