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Title:Consonant harmony via correspondence: Evidence from Chumash
Authors:John J. McCarthy
Comment:To appear in Papers in Optimality Theory III, ed. by Leah Bateman, Adam Werle, Michael O'Keefe, and Ehren Reilly. Amherst, MA: GLSA.
Abstract:Hansson (2001), Rose & Walker (2004), and Walker (2000a, 2000b) have recently proposed that long-distance consonant assimilation is accomplished via segmental correspondence rather than autosegmental linking. The phonology of the feature [anterior] in Chumash supports this idea: linking of the feature [anterior] is forbidden across morpheme boundaries, but long-distance [anterior] harmony is allowed across morpheme boundaries. The Chumash evidence therefore shows that assimilation can occur without autosegmental spreading.
Type:Paper/tech report
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