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Book: Harmonic Grammar and Harmonic Serialism

Chapter: 8. Contexts for Epenthesis in Harmonic Serialism

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.28439


This chapter proposes a restriction on GEN in Harmonic Serialism, which leads to the empirically correct prediction that epenthesis cannot repair metrical markedness cross-linguistically (such as stress clashes and lapses). Epenthesis as a repair to such structures constitutes an unreachable output in HS - an output which is globally optimal under some constraint set but which cannot be reached by any legal derivation.

Chapter Contributors

  • Claire Moore-Cantwell ( - cmcantwell) 'Yale University'