Initial prominence and progressive vowel harmony in Tutrugbu

  title={Initial prominence and progressive vowel harmony in Tutrugbu},
  author={Adam G. McCollum and James Essegbey},
One of the key elements of constraint-based formalisms is their ability to derive a variety of effects from the interaction of general constraints. As for vowel harmony, one persistent question within Optimality Theory is how to encode directionality – directly through directional harmony-driving constraints, or indirectly through asymmetric prominence patterns. This paper presents a typologically unusual case of progressive harmony triggered by prefixes in Tutrugbu. We compare analyzing… 

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