Sentential stress: phonological accounts

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour

in The Syntax of Sentential Stress

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199219230
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191711800 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

Sentential stress: phonological accounts

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This chapter discusses several phonological accounts of sentential stress, according to which some language-specific phonological rule determines which word receives the highest prominence in the sentence. It provides several conceptual and empirical arguments against these accounts.

Keywords: phonological rule; prominence; phrasal phonology; prosodic phonology; phonological accounts

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Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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