Alderete 2000: Prosodic morphology in Jamaican Creole

The prosodic morphology of iteratives in Jamaican Creole John Alderete Abstract: The input of a reduplicative word formation process in Jamaican Creole (JC) is restricted prosodically. In this paper, the prosodic restrictions are analyzed in terms of constraints that are generally operative in JC prosody. The study therefore provides empirical support for the Prosodic Morphology Hypothesis of McCarthy… Read more »

Alderete 2001: Morphologically governed accent in OT

Morphologically governed accent in Optimality Theory [Revised doctoral dissertation] John Alderete This dissertation examines the influence of morphological factors on stress and pitch accent. Two basic types are recognized. In root-controlled accent, inherent accent in a root overrides inherent affix accent; as a result, affixal accent is only realized in words with unaccented roots. In affix-controlled accent, the… Read more »

Alderete 2009: Pama-Nyungan stress typology

Exploring recursivity, stringency, and gradience in the Pama-Nyungan stress continuum John Alderete Abstract: This chapter reviews contemporary approaches to the morphological influences on stress in certain Pama-Nyungan languages, including Diyari, Dyirbal, and Warlpiri. To account for the variation found in these languages, nine different theories are developed that differ in the constraints responsible for edge effects in stress and… Read more »

Alderete 2001: dominance effects

Dominance effects as transderivational anti-faithfulness John Alderete Abstract: This paper presents a theory of morphophonology based on a development in the theory of faithfulness in Optimality Theory. A new constraint type, antifaithfulness, is proposed that evaluates a pair of related words and requires an alternation in the shared stem. This constraint type is motivated initially by a… Read more »

Alderete & Bradshaw 2012: Samoan grammar synopsis

Samoan grammar synopsis John Alderete, Mark Bradshaw Abstract: This synopsis gives a skeleton outline of Samoan grammar, with a focus on phonology, morphology, and the lexicon. The principal data source is the Mosel and Hovdhaugen (1992) grammar, and the Milner (1966) dictionary. Keywords: Samoan, Austronesian, linguistic documentation Downloads:  link to the manuscript Full citation: Alderete,… Read more »