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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: The Rhythmic and Prosodic Organization of Edge Constituents: An Optimality-Theoretic Account
Written By: Henrietta J. Hung

This book addresses the phenomenon traditionally known as Extrametricality, whereby a final constituent is sometimes excluded for the purposes of determining the location of stress. Couched within the framework of Optimality Theory, the analysis suggests that final stress is non-rhythmic, and that depending on the position occupied by such a constraint in the hierarchy of a given grammar, different effects will be observed, one of these being extrametricality. Following examination of several languages exhibiting this phenomenon, a typological analysis is given.

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: IULC Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 178
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