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High-Ranking Affix Faithfulness in Yakima Sahaptin
Sharon Hargus and Virginia Beavert
177-185 (complete paper or proceedings contents)

Abstract

In the Yakima dialect of Sahaptin, nearly all lexical roots have an underlying accent, which fails to surface when such roots are affixed with a stressed prefix or stressed suffix. Yakima Sahaptin is thus a counter-example to the claim that Root-Faithfulness always ranks higher than Affix-Faithfulness, a cornerstone of the accentual theory of Alderete 1999. Yakima Sahaptin is also a problem for the accentual theory of Revithiadou 1999, which predicts that the surviving accent always belongs to a head.

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Proceedings of the 25th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Donald Baumer, David Montero, and Michael Scanlon
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