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Localism versus Globalism in Morphology and Phonology
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Localism versus Globalism in Morphology and Phonology

David Embick

Abstract

This book offers a detailed examination of morphology and phonology from a phase-cyclic point of view (that is, one that takes into account recent developments in Distributed Morphology and the Minimalist program) and a detailed treatment of allomorphy, a phenomenon that is central to understanding how the grammar of human language works. In addition to making new theoretical proposals about morphology and phonology in terms of a cyclic theory, it addresses a schism in the field between phonological theories such as Optimality Theory and other (mostly syntactic) theories such as those associat ... More

Keywords: morphology, phonology, Distributed Morphology, Minimalist program, allomorphy, grammar, human language, cyclic theory, phonological theories, Optimality Theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014229
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014229.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Embick, author