On the existence of root-initial-accenting suffixes: An elicitation study of Japanese -zu

Shigeto Kawahara, Matthew Wolf

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Most known cases of affix controlled accentuation patterns involve local accent assignment: prefixes assign root-initial accents whereas suffixes assign root-final accents. In this article we document the nonlocal accentuation behavior of -zu, a recently emerged suffix in Japanese which an elicitation study reveals to be productively root-initial-accenting. We present a phonological analysis of the -zu data, showing that standard theories of morpheme realization predict the existence of such a suffix. The existence of -zu therefore fills what would otherwise be an undesirable typological gap.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)837-864
ページ数28
ジャーナルLinguistics
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出版ステータスPublished - 2010 7
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 言語および言語学
  • 言語学および言語

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