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5. Serial Restrictions on Feature/Stress Interactions

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1. Title Title of document 5. Serial Restrictions on Feature/Stress Interactions - Harmonic Grammar and Harmonic Serialism
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Robert Staubs; University of Massachusetts, Amherst;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Linguistics
4. Subject Keyword(s) harmonic serialism; stress; syllabification; optimality theory; constraint ranking; phonological theory; grammar;
5. Subject Subject classification Optimality Theory; phonology; syntax; computational linguistics
6. Description Abstract

This paper discusses a solution to a pathological class of predictions found in parallel Optimality Theory. In these predicted languages, featural faithfulness and positional markedness conspire to create stress systems driven by arbitrary segmental features. This is possible even if the markedness constraints are for typologically motivated interactions such as sonority-driven stress and vowel reduction. The solution described here uses the gradual nature of derivations in Harmonic Serialism. Gradualism allows the determination of stress to be separated from featural changes in a way that avoids the pathology. To preserve descriptive adequacy on the full range of sonority effects, this solution requires an enriched representation of stress, supporting recursive notions of foot structure.

7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 15-Sep-2016
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.24943
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Harmonic Grammar and Harmonic Serialism
16. Language English=en En
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