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Title:On Obstruent Voicing in Breton, German, and Italian
Authors:Martin Krämer
Comment:To appear in Holmer, Svantesson & Viberg (eds). Proceedings of the 18th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics. Travaux de l'Institut de Linguistique de Lund.
Abstract:In this paper, I investigate seemingly unrelated
occurrences of obstruent voicing in derived environments
in three different languages: Breton, German, and Italian.
This paper aims at giving a unified account of the voicing
patterns found in the three languages. I will argue in
particular that this voicing effect is closely tied to the
alignment of morphological and prosodic categories.
The Italian data are used in Kenstowicz (1995) to
illustrate his notion of Base-Output Identity. I will
argue that an output-output analysis is not compatible
with the Italian facts, since there are data which clearly
contradict this approach. Instead, the final voicing
phenomena in all three languages can be adequately
described in a strictly input-output oriented model
of Correspondence Theory.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1