Hossep Dolatian

Affiliation: 
Stony Brook University
Talk Title: 
Phonological constituents in Armenian
Event Type: 
Brown Bag Talk
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1:00 pm
Location: 
Seminar Room
The morphology-phonology interface is rife with examples of interactions between the two modules. Various theoretical models have been proposed to either a) cover the entire interface, or b) cover a subset of this interface. Lexical Phonology and Prosodic Phonology are two popular models of how this interface operates. However it is an open question if both models are needed and one can do the job of the other. In this presentation, data from Armenian morpho-phonology shows the need for both models to be combined and used as one single model for the interface. Crucially, each model predicts properties of phonological constituency which at first seem contradictory, but which simultaneously operate in the Armenian word.