Conditions on Phonological Government
This is the first extended study written within the framework of phonological government. Following the presentation of main aspects of this theory, the process of vowel-zero alternations is addressed and analyzed together with the idea that phonological processes are determined by principles of Universal Grammar along with parameters that distinguish languages. Vowel-zero alternations are investigated in terms of proper government of empty nuclei, which receive no phonetic interpretation when properly governed. Dr. Charette also considers the constraints on proper government, and argues for their derivation resulting from conflict among different grammatical parameters.
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1 A theory of government inphonology
2 The emuet in French1
3 Earlier treatments of schwa
4 An analysis of schwa in terms ofgovernment
5 Licence to govern
6 Wordfinal empty nucle
7 Compounds and phrases
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adjacent adjective alternate with zero analysis of schwa Anderson behaviour of schwa binary foot branching onset branching rhyme charm value charmless claim clitic closed syllable coda compounds consider consonant cluster dialect diphthongs empty nucleus occurring empty onset ending phonetically epenthesis ﬁnal empty nucleus ﬁnal nucleus ﬁnal schwa ﬁnd ﬁrst term ﬂoating consonant following nucleus governing domain governing relation government-licenser governor h-aspiré he/she initial syllable interconstituent government Kaye ktbu languages lexical representation licensed word-ﬁnal empty long vowel Lowenstamm metrical metrical foot Moroccan Arabic morpheme non-nuclear point nuclear head nuclear position nucleus with phonetic obstruent obstruent—liquid petit phonetic content phonological proper properly governed proposal Pulaar Quebec French realized as schwa realized as zero realized phonetically resyllabiﬁcation second term Selkirk sequence single consonant skeletal points speciﬁcation stress assignment structure sufﬁx syllabiﬁed Tangale underlying empty nucleus underlying representation verbs vowel shortening Wolof word-ﬁnal empty nucleus word-ﬁnal position word-ﬁnal schwa word-internal empty words ending