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Frida Morelli

Obstruent Clusters in Optimality Theory


2014. 240 S. 220 mm
Verlag/Jahr: SCHOLAR´S PRESS 2014
ISBN: 3-639-70881-4 (3639708814)
Neue ISBN: 978-3-639-70881-3 (9783639708813)

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This book presents a cross-linguistic study of the occurrence patterns and restrictions that clusters containing two obstruents exhibit in onset position. It is argued that s+Stop clusters are the best-formed of all obstruent clusters because they are unmarked along the manner and place dimensions. A typology of obstruent clusters is developed and phonotactic patterns from representative languages are analyzed within the framework of Optimality Theory.
Frida Morelli received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1999. She currently teaches at Connecticut College.