FOOTFORM Decomposed : Using primitive constraints in OT

  title={FOOTFORM Decomposed : Using primitive constraints in OT},
  author={Jason Eisner}
1. Goals of the work Hayes (1995) makes an extensive study of metrical stress systems, within a unifying typological framework. The typology is based on earlier work by Hayes (1985) and McCarthy & Prince (1986); it is marked by several striking asymmetries between iambic and trochaic languages. Hayes makes the following claims: That all iambic languages are sensitive to syllable weight (quantity); in particular , they stress every heavy syllable (Prince's (1990) " weight-to-stress " principle… CONTINUE READING


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