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  • Errata
  • Daiki Hashimoto

A number of errors were discovered in the paper “Hypocoristic word formation in Malay: TETU and anti-faithfulness,” by Daiki Hashimoto, published in Oceanic Linguistics 54(2):534–47, December 2015, too late for correction in that issue.

List of Errata

  • p.534: All references to Azrin and Rin should be replaced by Azlin and Lin, respectively.

  • p.538: In (8a), change All-Ft-R to All-Ft-L.

  • p.538: In (8b), change the formulation of All-Ft-L as follows:

    • All-Ft-L: Assign one violation mark for every syllable that intervenes between the left edge of PrWd and Ft.

  • p.539: In (9a), change Az.rin → Rin to Az.lin → Lin.

  • p.540: In (13b), change to

  • p.540: In (13c), change → Ma.ri.a to → Ma.ri.a.

  • p.543: In (24), change All-Ft-R to All-Ft-L.

  • p.543: In (26), change Adila to Adira.

  • p.544: 3rd line under (29), change Daliah → Liah [li.jah] / *[li.ja] to Dalilah → Lilah [li.lah] / *[].

Daiki Hashimoto
University of Tokyo and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


I adapted the prosodic constraints in (8) and the Anchor constraint in (20) from Prince and Smolensky (2004) and McCarthy and Prince (1995), respectively, and employed the combination tableau (McCarthy 2008:46-47) in (8c) for the ranking argument. In addition, note that this study is not the first study to employ the BT anti-faithfulness, but Cohn (2005) and Downing (2006:176) also discussed it. Cohn (2005) employed RealizeMorpheme to capture the fact that Indonesian hypocoristics violate the minimal word [σσ], and Downing (2006:176) employed Base ≠ Trunc to ensure that hypocoristic forms of disyllabic names do not satisfy the prosodic stem minimality Trunc=PrStem.


Cohn, Abigail. 2005. Truncation in Indonesian: Evidence for violable minimal words and Anchor-Right. Proceedings of NELS 34(1):175–89.
Downing, Laura. 2006. Canonical forms in prosodic morphology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
McCarthy, John. 2008. Doing Optimality Theory. Oxford: Blackwell.
McCarthy, John, and Alan Prince. 1995. Faithfulness and reduplicative identity. University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics 18:249–384.
Prince, Alan, and Paul Smolensky. 2004. Optimality Theory: Constraint interaction in generative grammar. Oxford: Blackwell. [End Page 318]


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