This squib proposes to extend the traditional taxonomy of pairwise process interactions (which contains “feeding,” “bleeding,” “counterfeeding,” and “counterbleeding”) to include the classes “shifting” and “countershifting.” A process “shifts” another if it does not feed or bleed it but rather causes it to apply in a different way. “Countershifting” is the opaque counterfactual inverse of shifting, and it fills a terminological gap identified by Kiparsky (2015). The class of countershifting interactions is claimed to be theoretically significant: Harmonic Serialism is able to apply the opaque process in countershifting interactions but generally not in counterfeeding or counterbleeding.
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November 15 2021
Shifting Interactions and Countershifting Opacity: A Note on Opacity in Harmonic Serialism
Online Issn: 1530-9150
Print Issn: 0024-3892
© 2021 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Ezer Rasin; Shifting Interactions and Countershifting Opacity: A Note on Opacity in Harmonic Serialism. Linguistic Inquiry 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/ling_a_00430
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