Morphology affects loanword phonology
Peter Jurgec
August 2014

Loanwords often exhibit non-native structures. Some of these structures are replaced by the corresponding native ones only in morphologically integrated loanwords, both diachronically and synchronically. This paper provides empirical evidence that the foreign structures may differ in what kind of morphologically complex words they appear. Some structures are possible in suffixed, but not prefixed, words. Other structures are possible in inflected, but not derived, words. These typological distinctions are attributed to a single class of OT constraints.
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Reference: lingbuzz/002175
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Published in: Huang, Hsin-Lun, Ethan Poole & Amanda Rysling (eds.) Proceedings of NELS 43. Amherst, MA: GLSA. Vol. I:191–202.
keywords: loanwords, exceptions, morphology, phonology, derived environment effects, prefixation, suffixation, derivation, inflection, zero affixation, licensing, alignment, dutch, tagalog, ukrainian, slovenian
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