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OT: Reduplication enquiry

From:Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 9, 2003, 18:12

I'm in the process of choosing what to do as my year paper, and a nice
topic has cropped up, offered by my tutor with whom I did the Tundra
Nenets fieldwork. He suggests I treat on formal (phonological,
morphological rather than semantic) aspects of reduplication in any
language (in an Optimality Theory or similar framework), so I need a
relatively well-described language with some nice reduplicaions (not of
the Indonesian type, I mean, rather of the Latin, but hopefully more
complex). Does anyone know what languages have nice, devilishly complex
:-) reduplications, and preferably have them nicely described? Also
remember I'm in Russia, so if a book is newer than 1996 or thereabouts,
it's in all probability not in our libraries... :-(

Thank you, folks.

Pavel Iosad     

Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth
                 --Welsh saying


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