Natural Language & Linguistic Theory

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 177–201 | Cite as

Foot extrametricality and template mapping in Cupeño

  • Megan J. Crowhurst


This paper reanalyses the Cupeño habilitative construction (Hill, 1970; McCarthy, 1984; McCarthy and Prince, 1986, 1990) as association to a disyllabic template under initial foot and final consonant extrametricality. An advantage of the reanalysis is that it does not require a trisyllabic template proposed as part of earlier analyses (McCarthy, 1984; McCarthy and Prince, 1986, 1990), thereby making possible a more constrained inventory of template types. Other theoretical contributions of the paper are that it exemplifies two as yet uninstantiated predictions of prosodic circumscription theory: (i) foot extrametricality resulting from a morphological (as opposed to a metrical) operation and (ii) template mapping as an operation on the residue of negative prosodic circumscription. An empirical contribution of the paper is a synchronic metrical analysis of Cupeño accented and unaccented forms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Megan J. Crowhurst
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  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsYale UniversityNew Haven

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