Phase-driven phonological domains in Gayogo̲hó:nǫˀ

Hancock-Teed, J. Drew (2021) Phase-driven phonological domains in Gayogo̲hó:nǫˀ. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis presents a novel analysis of the long-standing debate on phonological domains within the Gayogo̲hó:nǫˀ verbal complex. Building from the Minimalist and Distributed Morphology frameworks and the Phonology by Phase approach, the analysis proposes that the phonological domains arise from a three portion phase-based syntax: a categorising vP phase, a VoiceP phase, and a CP phase, all linked to different phonological computations. In addition to providing a solution to a cross-Northern Iroquoian problem, this thesis contributes to the future study of that family by arguing for the first time for a categorising vP within the verbal complex. It is hoped that this work will prove useful for further research into word-internal phonological and semantic domains in Northern Iroquoian.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 15009
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-97).
Keywords: Phase theory, Cayuga, Syntax-Phonology Interface, Distributed Morphology, Polysynthesis
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Linguistics
Date: March 2021
Date Type: Submission
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Library of Congress Subject Heading: Cayuga language--Phonology.

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