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Title:Dialectal variation in Norwegian imperatives
Authors:Curt Rice
Comment:Appears in Nordlyd 31.2:372-384, 2003, Edited by Anne Dahl, Kristine Bentzen and Peter Svenonius
Abstract:The formation of imperatives in Norwegian shows interesting interaction
between phonology and morphology. Some verbs have a structure which
results in phonologically ill-formed imperatives when the standard strategy
for imperative formation is followed. In this paper, I illustrate this situation
and outline a range of strategies which speakers employ to solve the
problem. An optimality-theoretic analysis of these strategies is given,
showing that some of the strategies are strictly phonological, while others
show influence from the structure of the infinitive in the same paradigm.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1