Morpheme-specific phonology in reduplication


Reduplication is used in many languages to realize one or more morphosyntactic features. Often there are multiple different grammatical uses of reduplication within a single language. In such languages, the distinct reduplication processes may be subject to different phonotactic restrictions. In other words, reduplication can be associated with morpheme-specific or construction-specific phonology. Additionally, when the reduplicant is larger than a single segment, it can in some cases copy (supra)segmental material from more than one morpheme. This paper explores the locality domain of reduplication, that is, the amount of structure copied from in reduplication, specifically focusing on instances of reduplication subject to morpheme-specific phonology.

Publication date: 
March 9, 2021
Publication type: 
Recent Publication
Sande, H. (2021, May). Morpheme-specific Phonology in Reduplication. In Proceedings of the Annual Meetings on Phonology (Vol. 9).