Jita Causative Doubling Provides Optimal Paradigms
This chapter argues that the cyclic causative doubling found in Bantu languages such as Jita (spoken in Tanzania) and Bemba (spoken in Zambia) provides evidence in favor of the latter approach. The chapter proceeds as follows. Section 6.2 presents the Jita causative doubling data. Then, following Hyman's account of similar Bemba data, it is shown that causative doubling is clearly morphologically conditioned but is also clearly problematic for a traditional cyclic account. Section 6.3 argues for an Optimal Paradigms (OP) analysis of causative doubling. An important result of the analysis is to show that only the causative, and not other derivational stem suffixes, defines a paradigm distinct from its morphological base stem because the causative is the only derivational suffix which induces phonological alternations in stems to which it attaches.
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