Two types of parasitic assimilation
Peter Jurgec
February 2013

This paper shows that consonant harmony and parasitic vowel harmony are more similar than previously assumed. I provide a unified and restrictive analysis of parasitic assimilation using feature spreading constraints. In particular, I attribute the differences between the attested and unattested patterns to two types of markedness constraints—alignment and agreement.
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Reference: lingbuzz/001747
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Published in: Nordlyd 40.1:108-135
keywords: parasitic vowel harmony, consonant harmony, yawelmani, yowlumne, kalasha, coronal harmony, rounding harmony, assimilation, alignment, agreement, optimality theory, phonology
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