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ERIC Number: ED382037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 25
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Evidence for Foot Structure in Hausa.
Alidou, Ousseina
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v20 p1-24 1995
McCarthy and Prince (1986, 1990) have put forward the prosodic Morphology Hypothesis to account for morphological processes, such as reduplication and truncation, that typically require that their output conform to a particular shape of template. This hypothesis claims that morphological templates are analyzable in terms of prosodic units. This paper shows that Hausa nominal reduplication and nickname formation are best analyzed as involving the specification of a foot template. Thus these two processes provide supporting evidence for McCarthy and Prince's Prosodic Morphology Hypothesis. Contains 11 references. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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