Huave Mobile Affixation and the Mirror Alignment Principle
In Huave, certain affixes vary between prefixal position and suffixal position depending on the phonological and morphological composition of the word. It has been a hot topic of debate whether these alternations should be handled in the phonology or the morphology, or, more broadly, what sort of grammatical architecture yields the best explanation of the facts. I argue that parallel phonological evaluation using alignment constraints provides a comprehensive phonological analysis. I also argue that this approach jives with facts about the morphosyntax.
I just presented this work as a poster at AMP (with accompanying video).
I also recently presented a longer version at Berkeley.