Date: 08-Jan-2007 From: José Magalhães <mgsjosegmail.com> Subject: The Multidimensional Metrical Plane in Optimality Theory
Institution: Ponitifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
Program: Applied Linguistics
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2005
Author: José Sueli de Magalhães
Dissertation Title: The Multidimensional Metrical Plane in Optimality Theory
This dissertation proposes a model of metrical analysis under a constraint-based framework, namely, Optimality Theory. This proposal works on grids and constituents organized in a multidimensional plane ruled by phonological principles, which control the projections onto a metrical grid. This approach aims at translating the properties of main stress of those languages, which deal with prosodic word final elements as extrametrical ones and also with those languages with the trisyllabic window condition. This proposal will demonstrate that it is not necessary to make any reference to such aspects, since they will be naturally derived from the constraint hierarchy. The formulation of this model will be a priori subsidized by the main stress pattern of Brazilian Portuguese non-verbs and then it will be applied to other languages.