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dc.contributor.authorKilpatrick, Jeff
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:56:22Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:56:22Z
dc.date.issued2010-08
dc.identifier.otherkilpatrick_jeff_201008_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/kilpatrick_jeff_201008_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26671
dc.description.abstractThis study looks at the disparate developments of Latin post-tonic /Cr/ clusters within several Northern-Italian dialects. Specifically, the five dialects (Piemontese, Piacentino, Genovese, Milanese, and Bolognese) show four separate outcomes: deletion, epenthesis, metathesis, and no change at all. This paper utilizes an Optimality approach, predominantly drawn from Webb and Bradley 2009, Hume 2004, and Wilson 2001, to describe the changes but also incorporates word-frequency (cf. Bybee 2000, 2001; Phillips 2006) to account for the separate outcomes. The results show a distinct pattern of phonological process according to word frequency. High-frequency words favor deletion, mid-frequency words show metathesis, and low-frequency words remain unchanged. Epenthesis, on the other hand, operates as a default change at all frequencies.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectItalian, Dialects
dc.subjectLanguage change
dc.subjectOptimality theory
dc.subjectFrequency
dc.subjectDeletion
dc.subjectMetathesis
dc.subjectEpenthesi
dc.titleThe development of Latin post-tonic /Cr/ clusters in select Northern Italian dialects
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentLinguistics Program
dc.description.majorLinguistics
dc.description.advisorJared Klein
dc.description.committeeJared Klein
dc.description.committeeDiana Ranson
dc.description.committeeKeith Langston


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