The Structure of Monosyllabic Truncated Names

  • Sabine Lappe


This chapter will present an in-depth analysis of the structural properties of monosyllabic truncated names and a comparison of these properties with the structural makeup of th.eir bases. Its structure is as follows: We will first be concerned with the structural properties of truncated names. Section 4.2 will describe these properties in terms of basic syllable structure, whereas section 4.3 will focus on phonotactic restrictions on word-final consonant clusters. The second part of the analysis will then deal with the relationship between truncated forms and their bases. Section 4.4 will provide a comparison of truncated forms and their bases in terms of their segmental makeup, investigating in how far truncated forms faithfully copy correspondent segments. Section 4.5 will then investigate the question of which segmental material of the base form survives in the truncated form. A summary of the findings from this chapter will be provided in section 4.6.


Initial Cluster Internet Search Truncated Form Consonant Cluster Sonority Distance 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Lappe
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  1. 1.University of SiegenGermany

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