On the special role of faithfulness constraints in morphology-sensitive phonology: The M-Faithfulness Model Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Fuller, Matthew Everett
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Linguistics
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  • A number of accounts of morpheme boundary-sensitive phonology have been proposed - Stratal OT (Bermúdez-Otero 2013), Coloured Containment (van Oostendorp 2007), Local Constraint Conjunction (Lubowicz 2002). This thesis considers a number of case studies and demonstrates that none among these existing models can account for the range of boundary-sensitive phonological processes which exist. A new model, M-Faithfulness, is presented which can successfully analyze all of these case studies, including those which other models cannot. The M-Faithfulness model includes two crucial points - one, faithfulness constraints may refer to morphological information in the input only, and two, these faithfulness constraints may target non-morpheme-peripheral material. Along these lines, a new constraint family, M-IDENT, is proposed which extends the idea of IDENT constraints to specifically target morpheme-internal information.
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  • Smith, Jennifer L.
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  • Master of Arts
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  • 2013
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