Two types of parasitic assimilation
Keywords:parasitic assimilation, consonant harmony, vowel harmony, Yowlumne, Kalasha
AbstractThis paper shows that consonant harmony and parasitic vowel harmony are more similar than previously assumed. I provide a unified and restrictive analysis of parasitic assimilation using feature spreading constraints. In particular, I attribute the differences between the attested and unattested patterns to two types of markedness constraints—alignment and agreement.
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