Morphomes and ‘Stress‐conditioned Allomorphy’ in Romansh

Martin Maiden

in Morphological Autonomy

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199589982
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191728884 | DOI:
                             Morphomes and ‘Stress‐conditioned Allomorphy’ in Romansh

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This study questions Anderson's arguments that patterns of allomorphy encountered in the Romansh verb are phonologically conditioned. While Anderson argues for vocalic alternations being conditioned by stress, I argue that the presence in the grammar of other types of alternation having the same distribution cannot be explained phonologically, and is evidence for autonomously morphological conditioning. Consequently, the patterns of vocalic alternation are likely themselves to be morphomic in nature.

Keywords: morphomic; distribution; alternants; comparative; historical

Chapter.  6045 words. 

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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