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There is ample evidence in the literature that English and Dutch listeners tend to perceive stress on the word-initial syllable. This bias is most easily seen in the perception of (nonsense) words containing repetitions of identical syllables. In four experiments the possible causes of this bias are investigated. The results show that the bias disappears(More)
Wit and the reviewers for NLLT. A previous, shorter version of this paper will appear in the proceedings of the "Is the Best Good Enough" workshop held at MIT. In this paper we present an analysis of question formation couched in an optimality-theoretic framework. Particular attention will be paid to the typology of multiple questions. It will be argued(More)
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