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|Title:||A Realization Optimality Theory approach to blocking and extended morphological exponence|
|Authors:||XU, Z. |
|Source:||XU, Z., ARONOFF, M. (2011-04-08). A Realization Optimality Theory approach to blocking and extended morphological exponence. Journal of Linguistics : 1-35. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1017/S002222671100003X|
|Abstract:||Blocking in inflection occurs when a morphological exponent prevents the application of another exponent expressing the same feature value, thus barring the occurrence of multiple exponents of a single morphosyntactic feature value. In instances of extended exponence, more than one exponent in the same word realizes the same feature value. We provide a unified account of blocking and extended exponence that combines a realizational approach to inflection with Optimality Theory (Realization Optimality Theory), encoding morphological realization rules as ranked violable constraints. The markedness constraint *Feature Split bars the realization of any morphosyntactic feature value by more than one exponent. If *Feature Split ranks lower than two or more realization constraints expressing the same feature value, then we observe extended exponence. Otherwise, we find blocking of lower-ranked exponents. We show that Realization Optimality Theory is superior to various alternative approaches to blocking and extended morphological exponence.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Linguistics|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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