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Chapter 14

Notes for Chapter 14 - Understanding Phonology

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Linguistics
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LINB04H3
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Duncan, Liisa
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Winter

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rdUnderstanding Phonology3 editionChapter 14Stress and Feet142The Phonological Nature of StressDuration pitch variation and vowel quantity are involved in creating the impression of stress in English Liberman and Prince 1977 stress is a structural position called a foot not a phonological feature given content by phonetic rulesThe foot is a position above the syllable below the wordA foot is typically characterized as one strong syllable and one weak syllableHow stress is realized depends on how a language chooses to use the structural foot position1421Metrical Feet and Feet in PoetryIn poetry and stress theory the foot represents a kind of grouping of syllables into constituentsReminder a syllable is light if it has a short vowel and is not closed it is heavy if it has a long syllable or ends in a consonantIn metrical stress theory feet represent the stress pattern of a word and are intended to provide descriptive units to account for the stress patterns that may exist in languagesThe primary concern of metrical theory are the properties that govern the determination of the location of the stressed syllablesMetrical theory is not a single theory but a number of alternative proposals143Stress as an Absolute Property of Segment Linear PhonologyIterative rule ap
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