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Cyclic domain

PHONOLOGY/MORPHOLOGY: a term used for a morphologically complex string, consisting of a base and an affix, to which the whole set of cyclic phonological rules apply. EXAMPLE: in English the adjective opaque plus the nominal suffix -ity (formally represented as [[opaque] ity]) constitute a cyclic domain to which the cyclic stress rules and the cyclic rules of Trisyllabic Shortening and Velar Softening apply, yielding the surface form opácity.
LIT. Kiparsky, P. (1982)
Mascaró, J. (1976)
Spencer, A. (1991)