Phonological conditions on variable adjective and noun word order in Tagalog

Phonological conditions on variable adjective and noun word order in Tagalog <p>Abstract:</p><p> Tagalog adjectives and nouns variably occur in two word orders, separated by an intermediary linker: adjective-linker-noun versus noun-linker-adjective. The linker has two phonologically conditioned surface forms, <i>-ng</i> and <i>na</i>. This article presents a large-scale corpus study of adjective/noun order variation in Tagalog, focusing in particular on phonological conditions. Results show that word-order variation in adjective/noun pairs optimizes for phonological structure, abiding by phonotactic, syllabic, and morphophonological well-formedness preferences that are also found elsewhere in Tagalog grammar. The results indicate that surface phonological information is accessible for word-order choice. </p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Language Linguistic Society of America

Phonological conditions on variable adjective and noun word order in Tagalog

Language, Volume 93 (4) – Dec 21, 2017

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<p>Abstract:</p><p> Tagalog adjectives and nouns variably occur in two word orders, separated by an intermediary linker: adjective-linker-noun versus noun-linker-adjective. The linker has two phonologically conditioned surface forms, <i>-ng</i> and <i>na</i>. This article presents a large-scale corpus study of adjective/noun order variation in Tagalog, focusing in particular on phonological conditions. Results show that word-order variation in adjective/noun pairs optimizes for phonological structure, abiding by phonotactic, syllabic, and morphophonological well-formedness preferences that are also found elsewhere in Tagalog grammar. The results indicate that surface phonological information is accessible for word-order choice. </p>

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Published: Dec 21, 2017

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