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Title:Reduplication as Morphological Doubling
Authors:Sharon Inkelas, Cheryl Zoll
Abstract:Reduplication as Morphological Doubling

Sharon Inkelas, Berkeley

Cheryl Zoll, MIT

The Correspondence Theory of reduplication (McCarthy & Prince 1995;

henceforth BR Correspondence Theory) emerges from the assumption that

the preservation of phonological identity between reduplicant and base

constitutes the core problem of reduplication, motivated in particular

by the unexpected overapplication and underapplication of alternations

in reduplicative contexts (Wilbur 1973). However, phonological identity

between the two copies in a reduplication construction is just one facet

of a wide range of effects that comprise reduplication. This paper shows

that the problem of reduplication looks very different when the focus is

shifted away from the relatively small number of cases of phonological

overapplication and underapplication to the larger class of cases where

base and reduplicant diverge phonologically. We present evidence that

demonstrates that the driving force in reduplication is identity at the

morphosyntactic, not phonological level, and outline a theory of

reduplication as morphological doubling that derives the full range of

reduplication patterns.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1