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dc.contributor.authorTelfer, Corey
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-24T20:40:04Z
dc.date.available2016-06-24T20:40:04Z
dc.date.issued2004-05
dc.identifier.citationTelfer, C. (2004). Palatalization in Lakhota*. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 25(Spring), 66-108.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2371-2643
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/51462
dc.description.abstractThis paper is an attempt to provide an analysis of palatalization in Lakhota, a process that is marked by some very peculiar phenomena. Both the vowels i and e appear to cause palatalization in Lakhota, but in entirely different environments. This ‘complementary distribution’ has led Shaw (1980) to suggest that this process was once unified and has since been fragmented into two distinct parts. The vowel e only causes palatalization in Lakhota if it is derived from the vowel /a/ by ablaut, a vowel change caused by certain enclitics. A remarkable feature of ablaut is that it is limited to the combination of specific stems with specific enclitics, indicating that it is morphologically regulated. This analysis investigates the historical sources of both ablaut and palatalization, and determines that ablauting /a/ descends from Proto-Siouan *i and *e. Based on Shaw’s suggestion that palatalization was once a unified process, an account of palatalization and ablaut is given for the various stages of the history of Lakhota. This analysis makes use of Vowel Place Theory, Combinatorial Specification and phonologically conditioned allomorphy in order to account for both the historical and the modern data.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_US
dc.subjectMorphologyen_US
dc.subjectPhonologyen_US
dc.subjectHistorical linguisticsen_US
dc.subjectPalatalizationen_US
dc.subjectProto-Siouan languageen_US
dc.subjectLakota languageen_US
dc.titlePalatalization in Lakhota*en_US
dc.typejournal article
dc.description.refereedYesen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentLinguisticsen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/28974


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