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The Fate of the Consonantal Root and the Binyan in Optimality Theory

Outi Bat-El
p. 31-60

Abstracts

The paper provides an Optimality Theoretic account to Modern Hebrew non-concatenative morphology. It argues that the base of derivation is the word/stem, modified by constraints assigning the prosodic structure, the vocalic pattern, and the affixes (if any). The notion of the binyan is viewed as a configuration of the structures assigned by these constraints. The consonantal root is entirely eliminated from the grammar, a result supported by arguments from historical change and learnability.

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Electronic reference

Outi Bat-El, « The Fate of the Consonantal Root and the Binyan in Optimality Theory », Recherches linguistiques de Vincennes [Online], 32 | 2003, Online since 06 June 2005, connection on 29 November 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/rlv/442 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/rlv.442

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