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Title: A closer look at coalescence: the Slave D-effect*
Authors: Wilhelm, Andrea
Keywords: Linguistics;Athabaskan language;Slavey language;Optimality theory (Linguistics);Phonology;Constraints (Linguistics)
Issue Date: Jan-2000
Publisher: University of Calgary
Citation: Wilhelm, A. (2000). A closer look at coalescence: the Slave D-effect*. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 22(Winter), 59-92.
Abstract: I will analyze the Slave D-effect in the framework of Optimality Theory (Prince & Smolensky 1993). My analysis will cover the full range of phenomena and will not refer to morphological information. This makes it superior to previous analyses of the D-effect, e.g., Lamontagne & Rice 1994, 1995, which have to refer to morphological information, and which do not account for all D-effect alternations. I will propose constraints guiding the inner workings of coalescence (which features of which input segment are maintained), thus shedding light on the nature of coalescence in general. Finally, I will show that my analysis is more valid universally, as it is compatible with accounts of coalescence in child language (Ganandesikan 1995).
ISSN: 2371-2643
Appears in Collections:Volume 22, Winter 2000

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