What is Suppletive Allomorphy? On 'went' and on '*goed' in English
Richard Kayne
December 2016
 

I have proposed analyses of English 'went' and of English '*goed' that revolve around the notion of verbal theme vowel. These analyses do not invoke late insertion. It may be that late insertion is systematically unavailable. That may be due to the fact that merge-based bottom-to-top derivations start with the phonology, merging phonological features and then segments, before moving up to syntactic features; if so, phonology feeds syntax and should not be factored out of it.
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keywords: theme vowel, went, late insertion, suppletive allomorphy, bundling, morphology, syntax, phonology
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