Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/227265
Title:
Hypocoristic Formation in Nootka
Author:
Stonham, John
Editors:
Myers, James; Pérez, Patricia E.
Affiliation:
Stanford University
Publisher:
Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
1990
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/227265
Abstract:
In Nootka, there is a strategy for forming hypocoristic names, or terms of endearment, from the normal form of the name by a combination of truncation, vowel mutation and affixation. The nature of this formation is highly suggestive of the type of morphology described by many linguists as subtractive. In this paper, however, we will show that what actually occurs is a pattern of template -filling based on the prosodic structure of the language. We will argue that the building of hypocoristic forms is, in fact, highly reminiscent of reduplicative strategies employed in this language as argued for in Stonham 1987 for the closely related Nitinaht language, the difference being that reduplication subsequently concatenates with the structure it has drawn from, while Nootka hypocoristic formation, henceforth H.F., abandons the remainder of the original structure, retaining only the copied portion required for the template. Before investigating the nature of H.F., we will first present certain aspects of Nootka structure which will be important for a clear exposition of the problem.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Grammar, comparative and general -- Phonology
Series/Report no.:
Arizona Phonology Conference Vol. 3; Phonology in the Old Pueblo; Coyote Papers

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorStonham, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.editorMyers, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.editorPérez, Patricia E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-01T18:55:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-01T18:55:49Z-
dc.date.issued1990-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/227265-
dc.description.abstractIn Nootka, there is a strategy for forming hypocoristic names, or terms of endearment, from the normal form of the name by a combination of truncation, vowel mutation and affixation. The nature of this formation is highly suggestive of the type of morphology described by many linguists as subtractive. In this paper, however, we will show that what actually occurs is a pattern of template -filling based on the prosodic structure of the language. We will argue that the building of hypocoristic forms is, in fact, highly reminiscent of reduplicative strategies employed in this language as argued for in Stonham 1987 for the closely related Nitinaht language, the difference being that reduplication subsequently concatenates with the structure it has drawn from, while Nootka hypocoristic formation, henceforth H.F., abandons the remainder of the original structure, retaining only the copied portion required for the template. Before investigating the nature of H.F., we will first present certain aspects of Nootka structure which will be important for a clear exposition of the problem.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherDepartment of Linguistics, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesArizona Phonology Conference Vol. 3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhonology in the Old Puebloen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCoyote Papersen_US
dc.subjectGrammar, comparative and general -- Phonologyen_US
dc.titleHypocoristic Formation in Nootkaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentStanford Universityen_US
dc.identifier.oclc26728293-
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