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Title:Head-dependence in Jerigonza, a Spanish language game
Authors:Carlos-Eduardo Pineros
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Abstract:Head-dependence in Jerigonza, a Spanish language game

Carlos-Eduardo Pineros

Central Michigan University

Jerigonza is a language game used to disguise Spanish words by adding

epenthetic CV-syllables (e.g. àr.CV.té.CV < ár.te 'art'). Every

syllable is parsed under a foot and every foot is disyllabic (e.g.

[(càr.CV)(tá.CV)] 'letter'. But whereas a version of Jerigonza (JER-A)

features trochaic footing, there is another version (JER-B) that

exhibits iambic feet (e.g. [(CV.càr)(CV.tá)] 'letter'). This suggests

a conflict between the constraints FOOT-FORM(Trochaic) and

FOOT-FORM(Iambic). Based on the observation that epenthetic syllables

may never bear stress, I propose that Jerigonza is subject to a

HEAD-DEP(endence) constraint that targets the head of the foot. It is

argued that the iambic footing of JER-B does not result from the ranking

FOOT-FORM(Iambic) >> FOOT-FORM(Trochaic). Rather, this foot type arises

as an input-dependence effect, which is consistent with the general

finding that FOOT-FORM(Trochaic) is the dominant foot-form constraint in

Spanish. Jerigonza also represents a case of output-to-output

correspondence and it constitutes an alternative to concatenative

morphology in Spanish.
Type:Paper/tech report
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