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Title: Mismatches between European Portuguese lexical and phonological words
Authors: Burkinshaw, Kelly D.
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: University of Calgary
Citation: Burkinshaw, K.D. (2016). Mismatches between European Portuguese lexical and phonological words. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 29(Fall), 4-18.
Abstract: This paper analyzes sandhi phenomena in European Portuguese in which coda consonants in word-final position are resyllabified to become onsets in two ways: by epenthesis when they occur at utterance boundaries (excluding /ʃ/), and by associating with following onsetless words (within the same utterance). I present an Optimality Theoretic account for why this resyllabification occurs, which includes a constraint against assigning moras to consonants (*Cμ), and a constraint against having codas (NO-CODA). These constraints work together to produce the facts we see in the European Portuguese data: /ɾ/ and /l/, which I argue are moraic codas, are resyllabified in both environments mentioned above, but /ʃ/, which I argue is a non-moraic coda, is only resyllabified utterance-medially before onsetless words. I then discuss the ramifications that resyllabification across word boundaries has for the relationship between syntactic and phonological words, with reference to Selkirk’s (2011a; 2011b) Match Theory; although there is correspondence between words on these two levels, those corresponding items need not consist of exactly the same number of segments.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51787
ISSN: 2371-2643
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