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Head-dependent asymmetries in Munster Irish prosody

Iosad, Pavel (2013) Head-dependent asymmetries in Munster Irish prosody. Nordlyd, 40 (1). pp. 66-107. [Journal article]

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Abstract

In this paper I propose an analysis of stress in Munster Irish which builds on two important premises. First, I argue for a distinction between the notion ‘head of a constituent’ and the notion of ‘stress’: these are separate entities, and the typologically frequent isomorphic distribution of the two is just one possible outcome of the phonological computation. Second, I propose to employ a particular family of constraints requiring head-dependent asymmetries (Dresher and van der Hulst 1998) to account for the mismatch between the placement of foot heads and stress in Munster Irish. Overall, the paper is an argument for elaborate abstract structure as an explanatory factor in phonology, as opposed to relatively shallow, substance-based representations.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Linguistics
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:25033
Deposited By: Dr Pavel Iosad
Deposited On:26 Feb 2013 07:42
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:07

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