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Mon Aug 09 2010
Qs: Phonology - Morphology Interaction
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Phonology - Morphology Interaction
Message 1: Phonology - Morphology Interaction
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
On Semitic languages:
McCarthy 1979. (and similar subsequent work on prosodic phonology)
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
Professor, Linguistics Program
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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