|Title:||Nothing is a phonological fact: Gaps and repairs at the phonology-morphology interface|
|Comment:||to appear in NELS 36|
|Abstract:||The paper discusses phonologically motivated gaps in inflectional paradigms and
builds further on the analysis in Rice (2005). In that paper, we see an approach
to modeling gaps based on a tension between markedness constraints, faithfulness
constraints, and constraints which require the expression of morphological categories.
Here we explore the prediction that constraints requiring the expression of
different categories can vary in their relative ranking to faithfulness. Hence the
approach predicts that the same phonotactic problem may be solved by a repair in
one morphological context and by a gap in another. This prediction is illustrated
and further implications are explored.