S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 50 Number 1/3 (2014)
Prosodic Structure and Lexical Prefernces in Allomorph Selection
- Ahn, Miyeon
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.50 No.1, pp. 77-89
- phonological conditioning; prosodic structure; allomorph selection; stress; quantity sensitive
- It is well-known that allomorph selection is largely conditioned by phonolgocial structure of the base. The choice of one allomorph is determined by a specific phonological condition, while the other allomorphs occur with its complmentary conditions. This study explores the allomorph selction of English noun suffixication -ce and -cy from its base /-ənt/ ending adjectives (e.g., abundant to abundance, *abundancy, but diligent to diligency, *diligence). I propose that the favor of one allomorph to the other is attributed to the interaction of phonology and morphology by providing the anlaysis of stress-dependent suffixation of English allomorphy.