Stress‐Epenthesis Interactions

Ellen Broselow

in Rules, Constraints, and Phonological Phenomena

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780199226511
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191710193 | DOI:
Stress‐Epenthesis Interactions

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In many languages vowel insertion gives rise to opaque stress patterns. This chapter provides arguments, based on examination of loanwords in Selayarese and North Kyungsang Korean and native vocabulary in Winnebago and Iraqi Arabic, that this opacity is due either to avoidance of epenthetic material in prominent positions, or to maximization of paradigmatic contrasts.

Keywords: epenthesis; loanwords; syncope; prosodic prominence; Selayarese; Northern Kyungsang Korean; Winnebago; Iraqi Arabic

Chapter.  7774 words. 

Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology

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