Title

Hiaki (Yaqui) reduplication redux: Evidence for morphological and prosodic targets in syllabic reduplication

Abstract

Different analyses have been applied to the distinction between CV and CVC syllabic reduplication in Hiaki (Yaqui), which has a complex system of reduplicative allomorphy. Haugen (2003) proposes that CVC reduplication is dependent on the syllable structure of the verb (an onset consonant of the second syllable of a verb stem cannot serve as a coda in a reduplicant), but Harley and Leyva (2009) regard CVC reduplication as copying CVC roots. This paper demonstrates that neither approach is fully adequate to account for all cases of syllabic reduplication in Hiaki. Rather, Hiaki grammar references both roots (morphological constituents) and syllable structure (prosodic constituents) for different classes of reduplication. Prosodic base-dependence at the level of the syllable is typologically rare but not otherwise unattested in syllabic reduplication.

Publisher

University of Chicago Press

Publication Date

10-1-2014

Publication Title

International Journal of American Linguistics

Department

Anthropology

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1086/677913

Keywords

Hiaki (Yaqui), Reduplication redux, Morphological and prosodic targets in syllabic reduplication

Language

English

Format

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