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Contrast preservation in Polish Palatalization

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Anna Łubowicz

University of Minnesota, US
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There is a great deal of work on the role of contrast preservation in phonology and morphology (Flemming 1996; Padgett 2009; Hall 2011; Mackenzie 2013, among others). This article illustrates contrast preservation with the example of Coronal Palatalization in Polish (Rubach 1984; Gussmann 2007). The basic idea is that contrast is preserved between lexical items despite palatalization due to the choice of different allomorphs as suffixes for original and derived pre-palatals. If the same suffixes were selected for original and pre-palatal consonants, contrast would be neutralized between them in output forms. The analysis will be couched in the framework of PC (‘preserve contrast’) Theory (Łubowicz 2012). Cross-linguistic evidence and implications of the proposal will be examined.

How to Cite: Łubowicz, A. (2016). Contrast preservation in Polish Palatalization. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 1(1), 21. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.63
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Published on 20 Jul 2016.
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