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Distributed Reduplication

John Frampton


A convincing account of reduplicative phenomena has been a longstanding problem for rule-based theories of morphophonology. Many scholars believe that derivational phonology is incapable in principle of analyzing reduplication. The author of this book demonstrates the adequacy of rule-based theories by providing a general account within that framework and illustrating his proposal with extensive examples of widely varying reduplication schemes from many languages. His analysis is based on new proposals about the structure of autosegmental representations. Although the author offers many new id ... More

Keywords: reduplicative phenomena, rule-based theories, morphophonology, derivational phonology, reduplication, autosegmental representations, phonological computation, reduplicative phonology, Chomsky and Halle, surface forms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262013260
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Frampton, author