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Title:Phonological recoverability in dialects of Dutch
Authors:Marc van Oostendorp
Abstract:This article discusses the implications for the analysis of Dutch dialects, of a principle in the phonology-morphology interface which is sometimes called Realize-Morpheme or Express-Morpheme, but which is referred to here as phonological recoverability: the presence of every morpheme in the input should be detectable in the phonological output. It is shown that certain cases of apparent opacity (for instance of nasal assimilation and obstruent deletion) disappear once this principle is invoked. The devices which are commonly used to analyse these phenomena within Optimality Theory, such as Sympathy Theory or level ordering, are not necessary once we have a slightly more sophisticated theory of lexical representations.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1