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Title:Edge asymmetries in phonology and morphology
Authors:Patrik Bye, Paul de Lacy
Comment:In Ji-Yung Kim and Masako Hirotani (eds.) Proceedings of NELS 30. Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications, pp.121-135.
Abstract:Many phonological and morphological phenomena affect only the left edge of a constituent, but never the right. We argue that such edge bias is due to a formal limitation on constraints: reference to the right edge is not possible. Cases of apparent right-edge reference are due to other factors that happen to approximate right-edgeness. We discuss edge asymmetries in morphological concatenation (prefixing), footing, larger prosodic inventories at the right edge, apparent right-edge preservation, and opacity.
Type:Paper/tech report
Area/Keywords:Phonology, Morphology
Article:Version 1