S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 43 Number 1/2 (2007)
Multiple Patterns of Reduplication in Nuuchahnulth: A Templatic Approach
- Kim, Eun-Sook
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.43 No.1, pp. 63-94
- Nuuchahnulth has very unique patterns of reduplication which raise many interesting questions. Reduplication occurs when certain suffixes attach to a stem. The form of the reduplicant ranges from CV to CVVCCC, depending on the attached suffix. Multiple patterns in Nuuchahnulth reduplication present problems for a-templatic approaches. The data in this study provide more complex patterns than those we are familiar with from previous work. In this paper, I provide a templatic solution to the problems raised by the case of Nuuchahnulth, and argue that we should employ templates to deal with at least some cases of reduplication.