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date: 21 November 2018

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Drawing evidence from Mixtec, Germanic, and Semitic, we demonstrate the role of prosodic templates in accounting for phonological and morphological change and structure. The chapter illustrates the resilience of such templates across time. Dialect data is also examined to underscore the need for a templatic approach.

Keywords: templates, metrical foot, Germanic, Semitic, prosodic

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