LINGUIST List 8.1383

Sun Sep 28 1997

Qs: Stress vs. Syllable Timed Languages

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  1. Z.S. Bond, Stress vs. Syllable Timed Languages

Message 1: Stress vs. Syllable Timed Languages

Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 13:14:27 -0400
From: Z.S. Bond <>
Subject: Stress vs. Syllable Timed Languages

There seems to be a growing consensus that the notion 'stress timed vs.
syllable timed' captures a real property of languages. Within a language
family, both types can be found, e.g. French vs. English.
I would very much appreciate any pointers to literature dealing with the
historical development of rhythmic categories. Thanks!
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