Paper: Derivational Paradigms In Morphonology

ACL ID C94-1037
Title Derivational Paradigms In Morphonology
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994

If b and c sire the nlorphonological representations to relate, the two approaches can be illustrated as shown in Figg. 1 arid 2. hi Fig. I, b arid c are taken tn be on a different footing: the form al the top is more basic than tile one tit the bottom, the arrow indicating a derivational relation. The IMIowing assumption is made: given two forms to relate, it is always possible to specify the direction of the arrow. a) pro'f~e:nd b) ~ c) pra 'fawnd pre'f ^ nditi l:ig. 2 abstract representations slnd morphonological relations This assumption stumbles upon a nmnber of difficulties. Let us consider a small but crucial portion of English segmental Phonology as classically analysed since Clmmsky,'lnd llalle (1968). First, schwa is well known to alternate with full vowels within the Pllonology ...