Alderete & MacMillan 2015: Reduplication in Hawaiian

Reduplication in Hawaiian: Variations on a theme of minimal word John Alderete, Kayleigh MacMillan Abstract: The article explores a database of over 1600 reduplicated words in Hawaiian and gives the first comprehensive account of the empirical generalizations concerning reduplicant form and associated vowel length alternations. We argue that the observed output patterns and length alternations can be cogently… Read more »

Blenkiron & Alderete 2015: Reduplication in Rotuman

Reduplication in Rotuman: A curious case of emergent unmarkedness Amber Blenkiron, John Alderete Abstract: This article gives a comprehensive analysis of reduplication in Rotuman (Oceanic). The main reduplication shape is a heavy syllable prefix (e.g., CVC-, CVV-), which we document with a list of 847 reduplicated words and native speaker elicitation. We argue that the… Read more »

Alderete et al. 1999: Reduplication with fixed segmentism

Reduplication with fixed segmentism John Alderete, Jill Beckman, Laura Benua, Amalia Gnanadesikan, John J. Alderete, Suzanne Urbanczyk Abstract: Fixed segmentism is the phenomenon whereby a reduplicative mor- pheme contains segments that are invariant rather than copied. We investigate it within Optimality Theory, arguing that it falls into two distinct types, phonological and morphological. Phonological fixed segmentism is analyzed… Read more »

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 »