This paper discusses the tone changes in Hoiliuk triplication, in which the prefix (the first syllable) receives a heavy stress and carries a high pitch. What is particularly of interest is that the tones in the base may be copied and undergo metathesis in the prefix, which may either be bimoraic or be lengthened as trimoraic. I posit two floating elements, a floating mora and a floating high tone, in the underlying representation of the prefix and propose a model of triplication correspondence, which considers the prefixal output as a result of the interaction between IO correspondence and OO correspondence, and of the interaction between faithfulness constraints and markedness constraints.
Proceedings of the 23rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-23). 2, Oregon, 151-163