Tier conflation

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Tier Conflation is a process by which multilinear representations are linearized. For the Arabic form katab 'write-perfect active' this entails the following change:

       / \
    C V C V C	 TC	C V C V	  C
    |   |   |           | | | |   |
    k   t   b		k a t a	  b



  • McCarthy, J. 1986. OCP Effects: gemination and antigemination, Linguistic Inquiry 17, pp. 207-264
  • McCarthy, J. 1981. A prosodic Theory of Nonconcatenative Morphology, Linguistic Inquiry 12, pp. 373-418
  • Spencer, A. 1991. Morphological Theory, Blackwell, Oxford.

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