Non-Local Allomorphy in a Strictly Local System
Jurij Bozic
May 2017
 

The goal of this paper is two-fold. It presents a cross-linguistic survey of non-local allomorphy and it develops a formal model that accounts for the observed patterns. The survey reveals that local and non-local allomorphy occupy two opposing sides of a markedness scale: local allomorphy is unmarked, while non-local allomorphy is marked and exceptional. Also, the distance between the trigger and target of allomorphy in non-local patterns is much more conservative than expected. We develop a model of allomorphy, where the markedness split in locality stems from an ECONOMY condition of the PF-interface.
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Reference: lingbuzz/003469
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keywords: allomorphy, suppletion, adjacency, non-local, distributed morphology, morphology
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