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Principles of English Stress

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ISBN-10: 0521445132

ISBN-13: 9780521445139

Edition: 1994

Authors: Luigi Burzio, S. R. Anderson, J. Bresnan, B. Comrie, W. Dressler

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Luigi Burzios Principles of English Stress challenges many of the assumptions that have underpinned the generative description of English stress and more generally standard metrical theory. Central to Burzios analysis is a novel typology of metrical constituents that includes ternary feet and excludes monosyllabic feet. The analysis is essentially nonderivational in character: principles of well-formedness check for the presence of stress and weight in the output. The principles themselves are organized into a hierarchy consisting of a hardcore-controlling foot form that in cases of conflict may override principles of metrical consistency and alignment of edges. The interplay among these…    
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Book details

List price: $194.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/1/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 388
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

General Introduction
The Stress of Undesired Items
Null vowels and extrametricality
The stress pattern of English
Stress without destressing and vowel reduction
Stress and vowel length
Stress and Word Formation
Weak preservation
The range of stress 'placing' suffixes
Strong preservation
The range of neutral suffixes
Extensions and refinements