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Theme vowel allomorphy in Spanish verb inflection: An autosegmental optimality account

Roca, I (2010) 'Theme vowel allomorphy in Spanish verb inflection: An autosegmental optimality account.' Lingua, 120 (2). pp. 408-434. ISSN 0024-3841

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This paper proposes a new analysis of Spanish verb forms. It works from a general assumption in the Spanish literature that the Spanish verb consists of a root followed by a verb theme marker; these are followed by tense/aspect/mood and finally by person/ number. While this structure is often transparent, there are cases where it is unclear, leading to a variety of previous analyses. Problematic cases are accounted for here without violating this order of morphemes. The proposal is compared with the classical analysis by Harris and with a recent one by Arregi.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Archiphonemic underspecification; Distributed Morphology; Feature-sized morpheme; Optimality theory; Spanish verb inflection; Theme vowel allomorphy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2011 12:42
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:37

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