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Verbal Morphology and Prosody in Otomi

Enrique L. Palancar
International Journal of American Linguistics
Vol. 70, No. 3 (July 2004), pp. 251-278
DOI: 10.1086/425601
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/425601
Page Count: 28
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Verbal Morphology and Prosody in Otomi
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Abstract

Verbs in Otomi (Otopamean; Otomanguean) have two distinct inflectional forms whose selection is conditioned by an interesting combination of prosodic and syntactic factors. In this article, I describe these two inflectional forms and the factors that motivate their usage. The phenomenon studied here is not common crosslinguistically, given that it constitutes a rare case where different levels of linguistic organization are significantly interconnected at the time a clause is uttered.

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