The Nature of Phonological Domains

Heather Newell (Université du Québec à Montréal)
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Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
LingSem (DOW 201) See map
370 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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In this talk I explore the repercussions of cyclic syntax and phonological spell-out for the nature of phonological boundaries and underlying phonological representations. I argue that within a fully modular phonological computational system we can account for the domains of phonological operations without appealing to representational tools such as the Prosodic Hierarchy. We will see how a linear phonological system can account for the restrictions on phonological patterns seen in Ojibwe, Italian, and English, and will see how such a system solves the longstanding cross-linguistic problem of Bracketing Paradoxes.

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