Transfer (morphology)

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Transfer is a process proposed in Clements (1985) to account for reduplication. Clements assumes that a reduplication morpheme is not prefixed or suffixed to a base, but simply parafixed: the CV skeleton of the base and the affix are parallel. Next, the skeleton of the parafix is associated to the skeleton of the base, and then the relevant melodic information of the base is transferred to the parafix.



  • Clements,G.N. 1985. The geometry of phonological features,, Phonolgical Yearbook 2,, 225-252
  • McCarthy, J. and A. Prince 1986. Prosodic Morphology, ms. Univ. of Massachusetts, Brandeis Univ.
  • Spencer, A. 1991. Morphological Theory, Blackwell, Oxford.

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