ERIC Number: ED408835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Armenian Plural Selection and the Nature of Lexical Syllabification.
Patterns of plural selection in Armenian suggest that lexical representations of morphemes must include predictable syllabic structure, contrary to most theories of phonology, and that some phonological rules such as syllabification may precede morphological rules, contrary to the theory of distributed morphology. Furthermore, certain segments at the edges of morphological domains are not syllabified in lexical representations, and are syllabified at a later stage in the derivation. The findings are supported by analysis of, and accounts for, patterns in both Standard Eastern and Standard Western Armenian. Contains 11 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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