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The Study of Word Stress and Accent
Theories, Methods and Data

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Vincent van Heuven, Larry Hyman, Anya Lunden, Natalia Kuznetsova, Rene Kager, Violeta Martinez-Paricio, Hisao Tokizaki, Keren Rice, Iggy Roca, Bjorn Kohnlein, Haruo Kubozono, Marc van Oostendorp, Nicholas Rolle, Marine Vuilleremet, Alexandre Vaxman
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  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107164031

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  • Stress and accent are central, organizing features of grammar, but their precise nature continues to be a source of mystery and wonder. These issues come to the forefront in the phonetic manifestation of stress and accent, their cross-linguistic variation and the subtle and intricate laws they obey in individual languages. Understanding the nature of stress and accent systems informs all aspects of linguistic theory, methods, typology and especially the grammatical analysis of language data. These themes form the organizational backbone of this book. Bringing together a team of world-renowned phonologists, the volume covers a range of typological and theoretical issues in the study of stress and accent. It will appeal to researchers who value synergistic approaches to the study of stress and accent, careful attention to cross-linguistic variation, and detailed analyzes of both well-studied and understudied languages. The book is a lively testimony of a field of inquiry that shows progress, while also identifying questions for ongoing research.

    • Provides careful analysis of popular as well as understudied languages including Athabaskan, Slovak, Uspanteko, Japanese, and Ese'eja languages
    • Includes theoretical and typological analysis of how stress and accent systems vary cross-linguistically
    • This book is ideal for researchers who value integrative methods in the study of natural languages
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107164031
    • length: 440 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 63 b/w illus. 31 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Phonetic Correlates and Prominence Distinctions:
    1. Acoustic correlates and perceptual cues of word and sentence stress: towards a cross-linguistic perspective Vincent van Heuven
    2. Positional prominence vs. word accent: is there a difference? Larry Hyman
    3. Explaining word-final stress lapse Anya Lunden
    4. What Danish and Estonian can show to a modern word-prosodic typology Natalia Kuznetsova
    Part II. Typology:
    5. Mora and syllable accentuation – typology and representation Rene Kager and Violeta Martinez-Paricio
    6. Word stress, pitch accent and word order typology – with special reference to Altaic Hisao Tokizaki
    Part III. Case Studies:
    7. Persistence and change in stem prominence in Dene (Athabaskan) languages Keren Rice
    8. Spanish word stress: an updated multidimensional account Iggy Roca
    9. Metrically conditioned pitch accent in Uspanteko Bjorn Kohnlein
    10. Focus prosody in Kagoshima Japanese Haruo Kubozono
    11. Where is the Dutch stress system? Some new data Marc van Oostendorp and Bjorn Kohnlein
    12. Morphologically assigned accent and an initial three-syllable window in Ese'eja Nicholas Rolle and Marine Vuilleremet
    13. The scales-and-parameters approach to morpheme-specific exceptions in accent assignment Alexandre Vaxman.

  • Editors

    Rob Goedemans, Universiteit Leiden

    Jeffrey Heinz, Stony Brook University, State University of New York

    Harry van der Hulst, University of Connecticut


    Vincent van Heuven, Larry Hyman, Anya Lunden, Natalia Kuznetsova, Rene Kager, Violeta Martinez-Paricio, Hisao Tokizaki, Keren Rice, Iggy Roca, Bjorn Kohnlein, Haruo Kubozono, Marc van Oostendorp, Nicholas Rolle, Marine Vuilleremet, Alexandre Vaxman

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