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LINGUIST List 21.3213

Mon Aug 09 2010

Qs: Phonology - Morphology Interaction

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Message 1: Phonology - Morphology Interaction
Date: 09-Aug-2010
From: Diane Brentari <brentaripurdue.edu>
Subject: Phonology - Morphology Interaction
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I am currently working on an article on the morphophonological interactions in
sign language classifier constructions. To supplement my research, I want to
find parallels in spoken language inflectional morphology for what I have
already found in sign language classifier constructions. I'm looking for a
language that uses a specific class of sounds for a particular class of
morphology. A simple (but hypothetical) case would be if a language used only
vowels for tense affixes, and only consonants for person morphology - i.e., 'a'
(pres.), 'i' (past) 'u' (future) and 't' (1sg), 'p' (2sg), 'k' (3sg). It could
be more subtle, such as plain consonants used for person markers and consonants
with a secondary articulation used for tense markers.

So far I have consulted online databases for my project, as well the following
resources:

On Semitic languages:
McCarthy 1979. (and similar subsequent work on prosodic phonology)
On Latvian:
Mathiassen, Terje. 1996. A Short Grammar of Latvian.
On general issues of morphology:
Anderson, Stephen . 1992. A-Morphous Morphology.
Mathews, P.H. 1991. Morphology. Cambridge University Press.

I would be happy if anyone could recommend similar information or insight on
this matter. Thank you in advance, and please respond directly to
brentaripurdue.edu.

Diane Brentari
Professor, Linguistics Program
Purdue University

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
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