Cyclic syllabification in Mongolian

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Cyclic syllabification in Mongolian. / Svantesson, Jan-Olof.

I: Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, Vol. 13, Nr. 4, 1995, s. 755-766.

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T1 - Cyclic syllabification in Mongolian

AU - Svantesson, Jan-Olof

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PY - 1995

Y1 - 1995

N2 - Mongolian is a language with a rich suffix-based morphology. Underlying forms can contain long consonant strings into which schwa vowels must be epenthesized in order to create well-formed syllables. Syllabification (including epenthesis) is governed by universal principles (the sonority law, maximality, and directionality) and a few language specific rules. Syllabification is cyclic in relation to the morphology, as is shown directly by minimal pairs having the same underlying segments but different syllabifications due to different morphological structure.

AB - Mongolian is a language with a rich suffix-based morphology. Underlying forms can contain long consonant strings into which schwa vowels must be epenthesized in order to create well-formed syllables. Syllabification (including epenthesis) is governed by universal principles (the sonority law, maximality, and directionality) and a few language specific rules. Syllabification is cyclic in relation to the morphology, as is shown directly by minimal pairs having the same underlying segments but different syllabifications due to different morphological structure.

U2 - 10.1007/BF00992857

DO - 10.1007/BF00992857

M3 - Article

VL - 13

SP - 755

EP - 766

JO - Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

JF - Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

SN - 0167-806X

IS - 4

ER -