Cross-derivational feeding is epiphenomenal

Josef Fruehwald, Kyle Gorman

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Bakovi (2005) proposes that patterns of sufficiently-similar seg-ment avoidance are the result of interacting agreement and anti-gemination constraints, a pattern known as cross-derivational feed-ing (CDF). The bleeding interactions between epenthesis and as-similation which prevent adjacent sufficiently-similar segments in English are shown to follow, however, from extragrammatical con-siderations. Several case studies provide evidence against the major predictions of CDF.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)36-50
Number of pages15
JournalStudies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers
StatePublished - 2011


  • language change
  • phonetics
  • phonology


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