|Title:||Phonological and Morphological Issues and Schwa Epenthesis in Berber|
|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).