The Morpheme-to-Stress Principle in Tohono O'odham

  title={The Morpheme-to-Stress Principle in Tohono O'odham},
  author={Fatimatou Barry},
In this paper, I argue that Tohono O'odham secondary stress patterns motivate the MORPHEME-TO-STRESS PRINCIPLE, which requires that morphemes be stressed. The argument comes from the asymmetrical distribution of final secondary stresses. Tohono O'odham (formerly Papago) assigns primary stress to the first syllable in content words (Hale 1959, Saxton 1963, Hill and Zepeda 1992, Fitzgerald 1997a). Fieldwork by the author on Tohono O'odham shows that a word-final secondary stress is disallowed in… CONTINUE READING


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