S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 51 Number 1/3 (2015)
Non-inflectional Multiple Exponence in Nuu-chah-nulth: The Case of Multiple Occurrences of Alternation-accompanying Affixes
- Lee, Sunghwa
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.51 No.2, pp. 319-359
- base modification; alternation-accompanying affixes; Word-and- Paradigm; Nuu-chah-nulth; non-inflectional morphology
- This study examines word-internal base modifications (i.e., vowel lengthening/ shortening and/or reduplication) accompanied with non-inflectional suffixes in Nuu-chah-nulth (Wakashan), focusing on multiple occurrences of the alternation-accompanying suffixes. When more than one such suffix occurs on any given word, the base modification occurs just once, regardless of vowel length adjustment or reduplication. This phenomenon is problematic to Templatic approaches in that the Template satisfaction condition of prosodic morphology is violated. This study provides a formal analysis within the framework of Word-and-Paradigm (WP), by expanding the WP approach to derivational morphology. By applying more than one Word Formation Rule to the same base, the lack of double reduplication/triple-long vowel is elegantly accounted for.