Head-dependent asymmetries in Munster Irish prosody

Pavel Iosad

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    In this paper I propose an analysis of stress in Munster Irish which builds on two important premises. First, I argue for a distinction between the notion ‘head of a constituent’ and the notion of ‘stress’: these are separate entities, and the typologically frequent isomorphic distribution of the two is just one possible outcome of the phonological computation. Second, I propose to employ a particular family of constraints requiring head-dependent asymmetries (Dresher and van der Hulst 1998) to account for the mismatch between the placement of foot heads and stress in Munster Irish. Overall, the paper is an argument for elaborate abstract structure as an explanatory factor in phonology, as opposed to relatively shallow, substance-based representations.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages66-107
    JournalNordlyd
    Volume40
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2013

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    Prosody
    Asymmetry
    Mismatch
    Constituent
    Entity
    Placement
    Dresher
    Phonology

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    Iosad, Pavel. / Head-dependent asymmetries in Munster Irish prosody. In: Nordlyd. 2013 ; Vol. 40, No. 1. pp. 66-107.
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    In: Nordlyd, Vol. 40, No. 1, 18.02.2013, p. 66-107.

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