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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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Morphemes and Morphophonological Loci

Morphemes and Morphophonological Loci

(p.151) 9 Morphemes and Morphophonological Loci
Distributed Morphology Today

David Embick

The MIT Press

Some questions in linguistics have persisted through many theoretical changes. The conflict between affixless and morpheme-based theories raises questions of this type. In its contemporary incarnation, at least two significant objections raised against affixless theories are that they, firstly, render the interface between syntax and morphology opaque; and secondly, have serious difficulties with the analysis of blocking. Ideas along these lines have been advanced in different forms in the literature. This chapter states, however, that these points have neither been fully appreciated, nor developed in sufficient detail. The chapter first outlines a generalized theory of morphophonological loci and then illustrates difficulties for affixless theories.

Keywords:   affixless, syntax, morphology, morphophonological loci, contemporary incarnation

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