Kosraean Monosyllabic Reduplication in Harmonic Serialism
Kuo-Chiao Lin
May 2021

This article presents a formal analysis of Kosraean iterative reduplication in a serial templatic approach. The analysis shows that the variable monosyllabic reduplicant starts as a syllable template, which may ultimately surface as CV, VC, or CVC, as a result from the interaction between the constraints banning sequences of identical elements, and the general phonology of the language. Therefore, for the (C)VC variant no heaviness condition on the reduplicant is required.
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Reference: lingbuzz/005838
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keywords: reduplication, austronesian, harmonic serialism, serial template satisfaction, kosraean, morphology, phonology
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