On the typology of metaphony/stress dependent harmony

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The analysis of the stress-dependent harmony systems of Calvello and Servigliano shows that a set of basic typological effects derive from the typological distinction between phonological harmony and morphemic harmony, a distinction determined by the structure of harmonic triggers. Triggers can be morphemes consisting of one or several of features, they can consist of a pure phonological element, or they can be mixed, consisting of both of segmental and floating material. Preservation of underlying contrasts is shown to play a crucial role both in phonological and in morphemic harmony. Several problems and questions that are important for future research are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApproaches to Metaphony in the Languages of Italy
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2016


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