publication . Other literature type . 1997

O'odham Rhythms

Fitzgerald, Colleen Miriam;
  • Published: 01 Jan 1997
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Abstract
Morphology and syllable weight have both been shown to affect stress patterns, but these effects are analyzed in different ways. The theoretical goal of this dissertation is to propose a Optimality Theoretic model to account for how morphology influences stress, and to do this in a way that parallels the influence of weight upon stress. Prince (1990) lays out the WEIGHT-TO-STRESS PRINCIPLE, formalizing the principle by which heavy syllables attract stress in quantity-sensitive systems. I argue for the MORPHEME-TO-STRESS PRINCIPLE, a constraint that forces morphemes to attract stress in morphological stress systems. The WEIGHT-TO- STRESS PRINCIPLE has a counterpa...
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