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Title: Non-finality and weight-sensitivity
Author: Brett Hyde
Institution: Washington University, St. Louis
Linguistic Field: Linguistic Theories; Phonology
Abstract: This article presents a non-finality approach to weight-sensitivity, using constraints that prohibit stress on domain-final moras to account for phenomena where stress avoids light syllables. The issues addressed by the proposal include weight-sensitivity in unbounded stress systems, weight-sensitivity in generalised trochee systems, iambic lengthening, trochaic lengthening and minimal word restrictions. A non-finality approach improves the typological predictions for each of these phenomena and provides them with a general and uniform account, lending additional support for non-finality's central position in the theory.


This article appears IN Phonology Vol. 24, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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