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Title:Root-Controlled Accent in Cupeño
Authors:John Alderete
Comment:Has appeared in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 19: 455-502; published version available at: (http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/~alderete/cupeno_nllt19.pdf)
Abstract:Root-Controlled Accent in Cupeño

John Alderete
Rutgers University

Recent work on the nature of faithfulness constraints in
Optimality Theory (Prince and Smolensky 1993) has proposed
distinct faithfulness constraints for roots and affixes. The
distinction between root and affix faithfulness has been employed
in the analysis of the privileged status of roots in a variety of
phonological systems, such as root-controlled vowel harmony.
In this article, I argue that this distinction is equally important
in explaining the observation in Cupeño that inherent accent in roots
takes precedence over inherent accent in affixes. In addition,
morphologically dispersed faithfulness is shown to be instrumental
in extending the analysis beyond previous accounts, providing the
right tools for the analysis of pre-accentuation and the special
phonology of the nominalizer suffix.
Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:Phonology, Morphology
Article:Version 1