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Word-formation in optimality theory

  • Optimality theory (henceforth OT) models natural language competence in terms of interactions of universal constraints, notably markedness and faithfulness constraints. This article illustrates some of the major advances in the understanding of word-formation phenomena originating from this theory, including the prosodic organization of morphologically complex words, neutralization patterns in derivational affixes, allomorphy, and infixation.

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Author:Renate Raffelsiefen
ISBN:978-3-11-024625-4 (PDF)
Parent Title (English):Word-Formation. An international handbook of the languages of Europe. Vol. 1
Parent Title (German):Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Bd. 40.1
Publisher:De Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin [u.a.]
Editor:Peter O. Müller, Ingeborg Ohnheiser, Susan Olsen, Franz Rainer
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2015
Date of Publication (online):2015/05/12
Tag:Morphology; Optimality theory; Prosody; Word formation
GND Keyword:Morphologie <Linguistik>; Optimalitätstheorie; Prosodie; Wortbildung
First Page:158
Last Page:187
Dieser Beitrag ist aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen nicht frei zugänglich.
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:Nein
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG