Reduplication: Doubling in Morphology

By: Sharon Inkelas and Cheryl Zoll

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This groundbreaking new study takes a novel approach to reduplication, a phenomenon whereby languages use repetition to create new words. Sharon Inkelas and Cheryl Zoll argue that the driving force in reduplication is identity at the morphosyntactic, not the phonological level, and present a new model of reduplication - Morphological Doubling Theory - that derives the full range of reduplication patterns. This approach shifts the focus away from the relatively small number of cases of phonological overapplication and underapplication, which have played a major role in earlier studies, to the larger class of cases where base and reduplicant diverge phonologically. The authors conclude by arguing for a theoretical shift in phonology, which entails more attention to word structure. As well as presenting the authors’ pioneering work, this book also provides a much-needed overview of reduplication, the study of which has become one of the most contentious in modern phonological theory. • Provides the broadest empirical coverage to date of reduplicative phenomena • Integrates phonology and morphology (previously morphology was largely ignored) • Provides a much-needed critique of current theories of reduplication Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Evidence for morphological doubling; 3. Morphologically conditioned phonology in reduplication: the daughters; 4. Morphologically conditioned phonology in reduplication: the mother node; 5. Morphologically-driven opacity in reduplication; 6. Case-studies; 7. Final issues. Printed Pages: 280.

Title: Reduplication: Doubling in Morphology

Author Name: Sharon Inkelas and Cheryl Zoll

Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2005

ISBN: 0521806496

ISBN 13: 9780521806497

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 228 x 152 Mm

Seller ID: 012775

Keywords: Morphology