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Perceptual Salience in English Reduplication
 

Summary: Perceptual Salience in
English Reduplication
C. Scott Ananian
May 2001
Contents
1 Introduction 2
2 Optimality Theoretic Analyses of Reduplication 3
2.1 Emergence of the unmarked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.2 The Rhyme and Alliterate constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.3 Identity avoidance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.4 Perceptual salience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.4.1 Determining perceptibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.4.2 Consequences of P­map theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3 Experimental Technique 13
3.1 Extracting rhyme­pair data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.2 Compiling lists of reduplicative compounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3.3 Collecting statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
4 Results 22
4.1 Word­final contrasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
4.2 Context­sensitive voicing contrasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

  

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