An account of Old English stress

@article{McCully1990AnAO,
  title={An account of Old English stress},
  author={Chris McCully and Richard M. Hogg},
  journal={Journal of Linguistics},
  year={1990},
  volume={26},
  pages={315 - 339}
}
The phenomenon of stress in Old English (OE) has been the subject of thorough and extensive study for well over a century. Indeed the foundation for any modern study remains the work of Eduard Sievers (1885, 1893a, b), well summarized in Campbell (1959). The present paper is not concerned with a revision of the ‘facts’ of Sievers' account, although we shall note below instances where we disagree with those facts, but rather with a linguistic explanation of those facts. Sievers' account is… 

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