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Title:Paradigmatic Contrast in Polish
Authors:Anna Lubowicz
Comment:To appear in Journal of Slavic Linguistics (pre-publication version)
Abstract:This paper examines allomorph distribution in the locative of masculine and neuter nouns in Polish. Locative allomorph distribution is opaque and is accounted for in terms of preserving contrast. The key idea is that the different allomorphs of the locative suffix keep apart forms that the regular phonology would otherwise neutralize. This contributes to the body of work on morphological opacity and the role for paradigmatic contrast.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1