Kashaya [asp] assimilation and dissimilation by correspondence

Eugene Buckley

Abstract


An aspirated stop in a Kashaya prefix becomes a plain voiceless stop by dissimilation when the root begins with an aspirate; but it also assimilates to an unaspirated stop in the same position. The OCP cannot help with assimilation, so I propose a unified analysis of the two phenomena within Agreement by CorrespondĀ­ence (Rose & Walker 2004, Bennett 2013). Unlike somewhat similar cases in the literature with both assimilation and dissimilation, here there is no structural difference. I posit a conjoined constraint that penalizes an initial aspirate in a correspondence relation; the rest follows from standard ABC assumptions.

Keywords


assimilation; dissimilation; aspiration; surface correspondence; Pomoan

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v2i0.4074

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