Article published in:Romance Linguistics 2009: Selected papers from the 39th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Tucson, Arizona, March 2009
Edited by Sonia Colina, Antxon Olarrea and Ana Maria Carvalho
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 315] 2010
► pp. 153–166
Multiple opacity in Eastern Regional French
Several processes collaborate in Eastern Regional French to create a case of multiple overapplication which challenges current treatments of opacity. Their interaction has not been discussed in the literature. All processes – lengthening, devoicing and epenthesis – are clearly synchronic, productive, and apply beyond the level of phonetic implementation. An OT-CC analysis is presented which explains in detail how valid candidate chains are constituted, why the valid chains not leading to the winner are eliminated, and how precedence constraints account for opacity.
Published online: 25 November 2010
Cited by 2 other publications
Montreuil, Jean-Pierre Y.
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