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Co-occurrence restrictions in the vocalic patterns of Afroasiatic plurals

Abstract : This paper examines the vocalic patterns in the plural forms of four languages in Afroasiatic. Focus is made on the co-occurrence restrictions that the vowels obey in these forms; particularly it is shown that plurals in which high vowels co-occur are excluded. This restriction is argued to follow form the active role of the well-known Obligatory Contour Principle, which prohibits identical elements in the same domain. Then it is proposed that the same principle underlies the organization of the apophonic path à la Guerssel & Lowenstamm (1996).
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Mohamed Lahrouchi. Co-occurrence restrictions in the vocalic patterns of Afroasiatic plurals. Folia Orientalia, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich, Oddział w Krakowie, 2011, 47 (2), pp.89-102. ⟨halshs-00633022⟩



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