11. Pausal phonology and morpheme realization
John J. McCarthy
University of Massachusetts
This chapter addresses both of these topics in the context of an analysis of the pausal forms of Classical Arabic. Words in Classical Arabic, a few modern Arabic dialects (Fleisch, 1968: 29; Fischer and Jastrow, 1980: 111), and Biblical Hebrew (Prince, 1975; McCarthy, 1979; Goerwitz, 1993) undergo various morphophonemic alternations when they occur in utterance-final position. Traditionally, the utterance-final context is referred to as pause , and the words that appear there are described as pausal forms or in pause .