Base-Identity and Uniform Exponence : Alternatives to Cyclicity *

  title={Base-Identity and Uniform Exponence : Alternatives to Cyclicity *},
  author={Michael Kenstowicz},
  • Michael Kenstowicz
  • Published 1995
The stress contours and gross prosodic structure of compensation and condensation are identical; yet for certain dialects of English they mysteriously contrast their second syllables as schwa versus [ Î] despite the fact that these two vowels are largely in complementary distribution elsewhere. The mystery vanishes once the related words in (1b) are brought into the picture; here the two words contrast in familiar ways: condense has a full vowel under stress while the corresponding underlying… CONTINUE READING
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