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The Coda Mirror V2
The Coda Mirror V2

Author(s): Tobias Scheer, Markéta Ziková
Subject(s): Phonetics / Phonology
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Coda Mirror; lenition; extrasyllabicity; Government Phonology; closed/open syllable;

Summary/Abstract: This article further develops Coda Mirror theory (Ségéral-Scheer 2001a): its shortcomings are identified (overgeneration: the super-weak position predicted has no empirical echo, and the four-way parametric situation predicted in domain-final position is confronted with only two attested configurations), and a solution is proposed by dispensing with the equal-rightedness of government and licensing. Government over licensing is the principle proposed: no constituent can simultaneously be the target of both lateral forces, and if both could in principle apply, government is given precedence. A welcome by-product of this move is a new definition of open vs. closed syllables that makes sense: vowels in the former, but not in the latter, are licensed.

  • Issue Year: 57/2010
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 411-431
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English