Studies in Stoney morphology and phonology
LccPM 638 B44 1975 Microfiche
LcshAssiniboin language - Word formation
Assiniboin language - Phonology
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AbstractThis thesis examines certain aspects of Stoney verbal morphology and phonology. Chapter I presents a morphological sketch of the language and Chapter II consists of a taxonomic classification of the verbal prefixes and suffices. Although the affixes exhibit relatively little phonological and morphological variation, one of the prefix categories exhibits a great deal. This category has been examined in detail in Chapter III and it is hypothesized that the possessive prefix gi-, the benefactive prefix giji-, and the reflexive prefix ici- are all derived from the same underlying source, #ki#, through application of rules such as “Palatalization,” "Reduplication," "Tri-Syllabic Reduction," and "Reflexive Syllable Deletion." Reduplication itself is examined in Chapter IV. It is shown that an underlying monosyllabic form must be postulated to account for reduplication of some disyllabic surface forms. The phonological process of "Consonant Cluster Devoicing" and "Coronal Dissimilation" are also discussed in relation to the process of reduplication.
Bibliography: p. 85-86.