Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Canonical Forms in Prosodic Morphology$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Laura J. Downing

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199286393

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286393.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 October 2018



(p.1) 1 Introduction
Canonical Forms in Prosodic Morphology

Laura J. Downing (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter provides essential background for the analyses developed in the subsequent chapters of the book. The first section defines the scope of the book, introducing the types of prosodic morphemes to be discussed (reduplication, word minimality, templatic morphology, hypocoristics). The next two sections discuss how prosodic morphology has been of interest to recent theories of phonology and morphology. In phonology, prosodic morphology illustrates theories of segmental and prosodic shape markedness. In morphology, prosodic morphology challenges the Item-and-Arrangement approach that is most easily modeled in constituency trees. The final sections present a critical overview of recent work on prosodic morphology within Optimality Theory and outline the new theory developed in the book.

Keywords:   prosodic morpheme, phonological markedness, prosodic markedness, Item-and-Arrangement morphology, Optimality Theory, reduplication, word minimality, templatic morphology, hypocoristics

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .