ERIC Number: ED292344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Japanese Suffixal Accentuation and Lexical Phonology.
A study examined the applicability of the Ordering Hypothesis to Japanese suffixes. The hypothesis, which claims that affixes that trigger phonological rules (cyclical affixes) do not appear external to affixes that do not, is found to be an inappropriate assumption in Japanese. Examples in English and Chamorro support this finding. It is suggested that since the Ordering Hypothesis is a major tenet of lexical phonology, some modification of the organization of morphology and phonology is necessary. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (San Francisco, CA, December 27-30, 1987).