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Distributed Morphology TodayMorphemes for Morris Halle$
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Ora Matushansky and Alec Marantz

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019675

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019675.001.0001

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Contextual Neutralization and the Elsewhere Principle

Contextual Neutralization and the Elsewhere Principle

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(p.199) 12 Contextual Neutralization and the Elsewhere Principle
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Distributed Morphology Today
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Karlos Arregi

Andrew Nevins

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019675.003.0012

Against the setting of this book, this chapter looks at the background of developments in phonological and morphological theory of the last forty-odd years, largely those arising from contributions by Morris Halle and his collaborators. The chapter shows that the Basque clitic system, with a three-way case distinction available among its clitics, abandons the full utilization of such distinctions in a specific morphosyntactic context, namely left-adjacency to the auxiliary root.

Keywords:   phonological theory, morphological theory, Morris Halle, Basque clitic system, morphosyntactic context, auxiliary root

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