Metrical Stress Theory : Principles and Case

  title={Metrical Stress Theory : Principles and Case},
  author={Bruce Hayes}
1. Introduction This book presents a new and highly articulated version of metrical stress theory whose major theoretical innovation is an asymmetric foot inventory. The theory is motivated by in-depth analyses of stress patterns of a large number of languages, many of which had not been previously analysed in the metrical literature. From both a descriptive and a theoretical point of view, the book is of great importance to metrical phonologists and to all who are interested in learning more… CONTINUE READING
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