Metathesis and Unmetathesis : Parallelism and Complementarity in Amarasi, Timor
In this thesis I provide a complete analysis of synchronic CV -> VC metathesis in Amarasi, an Austronesian language of western Timor. Metathesis and unmetathesis realise a paradigm of parallel forms, pairs of which occur to complement each other throughout the language.Metathesis in Amarasi is superficially associated with a bewildering array of disparate phonological processes including vowel deletion, consonant deletion, consonant insertion and multiple kinds of vowel assimilation, any of...[Show more]
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