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Title:Cross-derivational feeding is epiphenomenal
Authors:Josef Fruehwald, Kyle Gorman
Comment:to appear in Studies in the Linguistic Sciences
Abstract:Bakovic (2005, et seq.) analyses patterns of sufficiently-similar segment avoidance as the interaction of undominated agreement and anti-gemination constraints, a pattern known as cross-derivational feeding (CDF). A study of historical English shows that the bleeding interactions between epenthesis and assimilation which prevent adjacent sufficiently-similar segments can be explained by grammar-external constraints on parsing sound change in progress. Evidence against both of the strong predictions of CDF are presented.
Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:Phonology,Learnability,Historical Linguistics
Article:Version 1