Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/311745
Title:
Deriving Ternarity
Author:
Hammond, Michael
Affiliation:
Department of Linguistics, The University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
Journal:
Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics from A-Z
Issue Date:
1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/311745
Abstract:
Introduction: Ternary stress patterns have posed a problem for a parametric metrical theory for some time. In this paper, it is argued that ternary systems can be derived in an explanatory fashion from binary systems. The basic idea is that ternary stress systems can be analyzed as binary stress systems if the theory of extrametricality is enriched. Two specific proposals regarding extrametricality are made. First, extrametricality must be tolerated not just at the edge of morphological and syntactic constituents, but also at the edge of phonological constituents. Second, extrametricality can be lost if adjacent feet are subminimal. The organization of this paper is as follows. First, the foot typology is briefly reviewed. Then the theory of extrametricality is presented. It is argued that regardless of the analysis of ternary systems, the theory of extrametricality must be enriched as outlined above. Four metrical systems are then considered: Cayuvava, Chugach, Winnebago, and Estonian. Each of these systems provides arguments for deriving ternarity as proposed here.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0894-4539

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dc.contributor.authorHammond, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-23T19:54:54Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-23T19:54:54Z-
dc.date.issued1995-
dc.identifier.issn0894-4539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/311745-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Ternary stress patterns have posed a problem for a parametric metrical theory for some time. In this paper, it is argued that ternary systems can be derived in an explanatory fashion from binary systems. The basic idea is that ternary stress systems can be analyzed as binary stress systems if the theory of extrametricality is enriched. Two specific proposals regarding extrametricality are made. First, extrametricality must be tolerated not just at the edge of morphological and syntactic constituents, but also at the edge of phonological constituents. Second, extrametricality can be lost if adjacent feet are subminimal. The organization of this paper is as follows. First, the foot typology is briefly reviewed. Then the theory of extrametricality is presented. It is argued that regardless of the analysis of ternary systems, the theory of extrametricality must be enriched as outlined above. Four metrical systems are then considered: Cayuvava, Chugach, Winnebago, and Estonian. Each of these systems provides arguments for deriving ternarity as proposed here.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Linguistics Circleen_US
dc.titleDeriving Ternarityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Linguistics, The University of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalCoyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics from A-Zen_US
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