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Segmentability and Transparency in English Latinate Prefixation


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English suffixes have been the object of sustained inquiry across most phonological schools and paradigms, e.g. Chomsky‒Halle’s SPE, Lexical Phonology, Distributed Phonology (see, e.g. Booij 2005; Scheer 2011; Chornogor 2007; Rakić 2007; Carr 1993, for overviews and a sample discussion). In the current article I assume a ‘panchronic’ view (cf. Pociechina 2009) of selected issues implicated in English Latinate prefixation ({con-} and {ex-}) and I propose interpreting the apparent contrarieties in their productivity and phonological behavior as a canonical case of segmentability (cf. Bynon [1977] 1996; Nagano 2007).


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