Cross Derivational Feeding is Epiphenomenal

Josef Fruehwald and Kyle Gorman (2011)


Bakovic (2005) proposes that patterns of sufficiently-similar segment avoidance are the result of interacting agreement and antigemination constraints, a pattern known as cross-derivational feeding (CDF). The bleeding interactions between epenthesis and assimilation which prevent adjacent sufficiently-similar segments in English are shown to follow, however, from extragrammatical considerations. Several case studies provide evidence against the major predictions of CDF.

Presented at NAPhC 6, ILLS 2 [PDF]

Published Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 2011:36-50


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