A syntactician's view of reduplication

Lisa Travis


The main claim of this paper is that reduplication is an affix added in the syntax. This allows reduplication to be able to target not only phonologically defined domains but also syntactically defined domains. Further, I suggest that the domain of reduplication will vary within a language depending on where in the syntax this affix is added. This view of reduplication, then, can provide an additional probe into syntactic structure.


Reduplication; Mirror Principle; Aspect; Iteration

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