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Minimal reduplication and reduplicative exponence


This paper presents Minimal Reduplication, a theory which analyzes reduplication as an emergent phenomenon. The theory is discussed with special focus on the area of morphophonology. Key claims and architecture are discussed in some detail. Finally a case study of a complex set of reduplicative data is considered in order to illustrate the utility of the theory and how the theory is deployed.

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I thank the two anonymous reviewers whose comments and criticism substantially improved this paper.

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Saba Kirchner, J. Minimal reduplication and reduplicative exponence. Morphology 23, 227–243 (2013).

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  • Reduplication
  • Minimal Reduplication
  • Correspondence theory
  • Kwak’wala