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Title:Phonological and Morphological Issues and Schwa Epenthesis in Berber
Authors:Youcef Hdouch
Abstract:This paper deals with some phonological and morphological factors that condition the insertion ofschwa in Berber. These include sonority, gemination, extraprosodicity and output-output correspondence relationships existing between a derived form and a base.

In the present paper, we will provide a constraint-based analysis of the phenomenon of Berber schwa epenthesis. Underlying the account are the assumptions of Optimality Theory ( Prince & Smolensky 1993; McCarthy & Prince 1993, 1995,1999; Kager 1999; Bensoukas 2003,2004 and related works).
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