UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 15 (2003)


Issues of locality and morphologically induced non-identity in the N. Karanga assertive and non-assertive patterns



The main previous account of the N. Karanga verbal stem tonology, Hewitt and Prince 1989, relies on derivations and makes heavy use of extrametricality. I propose an output-based analysis in which tone triplication is the result of FtHd Locality interacting with the OCP. Construction-specific extrametricality is dispensed with in favour of a requirement for phonological non-identity among members of morphological paradigms.

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