On the prominence of accent in stress reversal

  title={On the prominence of accent in stress reversal},
  author={Jennifer Cole and Jos{\'e} Ignacio Hualde and Timothy Mahrt and Christopher Eager},
We investigate the prominence of English words with stress reversal (e.g. èlevátion 2-1 → élevàtion 1-2). We ask what motivates the occurrence of the “early high” (1-2) pattern outside of stress clash contexts, and consider the hypothesis that it marks prominence non-locally. Experiment 1 tests the effect of prominence pattern on memory. Given its… CONTINUE READING