Disyllabic verbal reduplication in Pazih-leftward or rightward?

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper presents a novel analysis of disyllabic verbal reduplication in Pazih. Previous studies on Pazih disyllabic verbal reduplication have encountered problems trying to determine the reduplicant placement in terms of whether a verb is active or stative. In this paper, it is shown that the recognition of three functionally distinct reduplicative morphemes, REDpl(ural), REDcont(inuous), and REDint(ensive), which have been neglected in previous studies, contribute greatly in the generalization of the principle governing reduplicant placement. In particular, this paper shows that REDpl is normally prefixed to the root, while REDcont and REDint are infixed before the root final C; however, if marked segments/structures are generated under normal copying, the placement of the reduplicant shifts one syllable rightward or leftward. Thus, the various placements of REDpl, REDcont and REDint are driven by the need for reduplicants to be unmarked, which is not unique to Pazih but is observed universally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-733
Number of pages55
JournalLanguage and Linguistics
Volume11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1

Fingerprint

Reduplication
Placement
Reduplicant
Stative
Verbs
Copying
Morpheme

Keywords

  • Disyllabic verbal reduplication
  • Optimality theory
  • Pazih
  • Rightward reduplication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

Cite this

Disyllabic verbal reduplication in Pazih-leftward or rightward? / Lin, Hui-shan.

In: Language and Linguistics, Vol. 11, No. 4, 01.12.2010, p. 679-733.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{d7cbfe11874746a09ab38206e20ec1c2,
title = "Disyllabic verbal reduplication in Pazih-leftward or rightward?",
abstract = "This paper presents a novel analysis of disyllabic verbal reduplication in Pazih. Previous studies on Pazih disyllabic verbal reduplication have encountered problems trying to determine the reduplicant placement in terms of whether a verb is active or stative. In this paper, it is shown that the recognition of three functionally distinct reduplicative morphemes, REDpl(ural), REDcont(inuous), and REDint(ensive), which have been neglected in previous studies, contribute greatly in the generalization of the principle governing reduplicant placement. In particular, this paper shows that REDpl is normally prefixed to the root, while REDcont and REDint are infixed before the root final C; however, if marked segments/structures are generated under normal copying, the placement of the reduplicant shifts one syllable rightward or leftward. Thus, the various placements of REDpl, REDcont and REDint are driven by the need for reduplicants to be unmarked, which is not unique to Pazih but is observed universally.",
keywords = "Disyllabic verbal reduplication, Optimality theory, Pazih, Rightward reduplication",
author = "Hui-shan Lin",
year = "2010",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
pages = "679--733",
journal = "Language and Linguistics",
issn = "1606-822X",
publisher = "中央研究院語言學研究所",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Disyllabic verbal reduplication in Pazih-leftward or rightward?

AU - Lin, Hui-shan

PY - 2010/12/1

Y1 - 2010/12/1

N2 - This paper presents a novel analysis of disyllabic verbal reduplication in Pazih. Previous studies on Pazih disyllabic verbal reduplication have encountered problems trying to determine the reduplicant placement in terms of whether a verb is active or stative. In this paper, it is shown that the recognition of three functionally distinct reduplicative morphemes, REDpl(ural), REDcont(inuous), and REDint(ensive), which have been neglected in previous studies, contribute greatly in the generalization of the principle governing reduplicant placement. In particular, this paper shows that REDpl is normally prefixed to the root, while REDcont and REDint are infixed before the root final C; however, if marked segments/structures are generated under normal copying, the placement of the reduplicant shifts one syllable rightward or leftward. Thus, the various placements of REDpl, REDcont and REDint are driven by the need for reduplicants to be unmarked, which is not unique to Pazih but is observed universally.

AB - This paper presents a novel analysis of disyllabic verbal reduplication in Pazih. Previous studies on Pazih disyllabic verbal reduplication have encountered problems trying to determine the reduplicant placement in terms of whether a verb is active or stative. In this paper, it is shown that the recognition of three functionally distinct reduplicative morphemes, REDpl(ural), REDcont(inuous), and REDint(ensive), which have been neglected in previous studies, contribute greatly in the generalization of the principle governing reduplicant placement. In particular, this paper shows that REDpl is normally prefixed to the root, while REDcont and REDint are infixed before the root final C; however, if marked segments/structures are generated under normal copying, the placement of the reduplicant shifts one syllable rightward or leftward. Thus, the various placements of REDpl, REDcont and REDint are driven by the need for reduplicants to be unmarked, which is not unique to Pazih but is observed universally.

KW - Disyllabic verbal reduplication

KW - Optimality theory

KW - Pazih

KW - Rightward reduplication

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79952895835&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79952895835&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:79952895835

VL - 11

SP - 679

EP - 733

JO - Language and Linguistics

JF - Language and Linguistics

SN - 1606-822X

IS - 4

ER -