Weight-by-Position Adjunction and Syllable Structure

  title={Weight-by-Position Adjunction and Syllable Structure},
  author={Matthew Gordon},
Most cross-linguistic variation in weight criteria is attributed to the parameterized application of Weight-by-Position adjunction to codas on a language-specific basis (Hayes 1989). This paper explores the hypothesis that coda weight is ultimately predictable from syllable structure. An extensive survey of quantity-sensitive stress systems shows that languages that allow a proportionately large set of high sonority codas are far more likely to treat CVC as heavy than languages possessing a… CONTINUE READING


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