The Phonology of Boundaries and Secondary Stress in Russian Compounds ∗

  title={The Phonology of Boundaries and Secondary Stress in Russian Compounds ∗},
  author={Maria Gouskova},
  • Maria Gouskova
  • Published 2010
Although syntactically, canonical compounds are single words, phonologically, they often act as if they are somewhere between words and phrases. The phonological diagnostics that identify words and word edges often misfire when applied to compounds. For example, in Turkish, vowel harmony applies within syntactic words but does not apply between compound stems (Kabak & Vogel 2001). In English and Icelandic, compounds have a special stress pattern, which differs systematically from the stress… CONTINUE READING


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