Rolle (2018) – Transparadigmatic Output-Output Correspondence: A Case Study from Ese Ejja

Transparadigmatic Output-Output Correspondence: A Case Study from Ese Ejja
Nicholas Rolle
direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003819
January 2018
One prominent theory capturing unexpected phonological similarity across morphologically-related forms is Output-Output Correspondence (OO-Corr – Benua 1997; Burzio 1998; a.o.). Classic OO-Corr involves correspondence between an output [X-Y] and a subconstituent base [X], e.g. a derived stem with a bare root [√-DERIV]x ↔ [√]x (párent-hood ↔ párent). Further, Paradigmatic OO-Corr (Pa-OO-C) involves correspondence between an output [X-A] and a base [X-B], where the affixes [A] and [B] share a morphosyntactic feature [+F] which places them together in a morphological paradigm (McCarthy 2005, Hall & Scott 2007), e.g. [√-INFL[1SG PAST]]x ↔ [√-INFL[1SG PRES]]x. In contrast, this paper proposes a novel type of OO-Corr termed Transparadigmatic Output-Output Correspondence (Tr-OO-C), involving correspondence between an output [X-Y-Z] and a base [X-Z]. Under Tr-OO-C, morphologically-related forms share the same root as well as share the same outer morphology, but differ in terms of an inner morphology, e.g. [√-DERIV-INFL]x ↔ [√-INFL]x. I argue that Ese Ejja (Takanan: Bolivia) is an example of Tr-OO-C, wherein there is unexpected stress uniformity between inflectional and derivational verbal forms. I argue that derivational forms are in correspondence with an inflectional base enforced by highly ranked constraints ID-BO(STRESS), CORR-BO(ROOT), and CORR-BO(INFL), modeled after Agreement-By-Correspondence (Rose & Walker 2004). In total, Ese Ejja prosody is a crucial case study for OO-C and adds to the body of evidence showing how the phonology of words can be shaped by morphologically-related forms.

Format: [ pdf ]
Reference: lingbuzz/003819
(please use that when you cite this article)
Published in: Rolle, Nicholas. to appear (2018). Transparadigmatic Output-Output Correspondence: A Case Study from Ese Ejja. In Gillian Gallagher, Maria Gouskova, & Sora Yin (eds.), Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Meeting on Phonology. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America.
keywords: output-output correspondence, optimality theory, paradigmatic uniformity, stress, accent, prosody, south american phonology, derivation vs. inflection, morphology, phonology
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in Research (e.g. papers, books)