Compound stress assignment by analogy : the consituent family bias

  title={Compound stress assignment by analogy : the consituent family bias},
  author={Ingo Plag},
This paper tests the hypothesis that stress assignment to English compounds works on the basis of analogy. In particular, the role of the constituent family, i.e. the set of compounds that share the same right or left constituent with a given compound, is investigated. On the basis of large amounts of data from three different corpora it is shown that the tendency towards a certain kind of stress pattern within the constituent families of a given compound is a strong predictor for stress… CONTINUE READING
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