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Dimensions of Phonological Stress


Jeffrey Heinz, Rob Goedemans, Harry van der Hulst, Matthew Gordon, Brett Hyde, Eugene Buckley, Yanyan Sui, Irene Vogel, Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Nadya Pincus, Nina Topintzi, Gaja Jarosz, B. Elan Dresher, Anthi Revithiadou, Angelos Lengeris, Brigitta Keij, René Kager, Yuanyuan Wang, Amanda Seidl, Alejandrina Cristia
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  • Date Published: November 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107102811

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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 acquisition, where the tension between the abstract mental representations and the concrete physical manifestations of stress and accent is deeply reflected. Understanding the nature of the representations of stress and accent patterns, and understanding how stress and accent patterns are learned, informs all aspects of linguistic theory and language acquisition. These two themes - representation and acquisition - form the organizational backbone of this book. Each is addressed along different dimensions of stress and accent, including the position of an accent or stress within various prosodic domains and the acoustic dimensions along which the pronunciation of stress and accent may vary. The research presented in the book is multidisciplinary, encompassing theoretical linguistics, speech science, and computational and experimental research.

    • Provides in-depth discussion and analysis of both abstract and concrete representations of stress and accent
    • Includes experimental and computational approaches to questions regarding acquisition
    • The authors constitute a set of accomplished and distinguished scholars
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    • Date Published: November 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107102811
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 42 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Jeffrey Heinz, Rob Goedemans and Harry van der Hulst
    1. Metrical incoherence: diachronic sources and synchronic analysis Matthew Gordon
    2. The role of phenomenal accent Brett Hyde
    3. Foot alignment in Spanish secondary stress Eugene Buckley
    4. The interaction of metrical structure and tone in standard Chinese Yanyan Sui
    5. Prominence, contrast and the functional load hypothesis: an acoustic investigation Irene Vogel, Angeliki Athanasopoulou and Nadya Pincus
    6. Iquito: the prosodic colon and evaluation of OT stress accounts Nina Topintzi
    7. Investigating the efficiency of parsing strategies for the gradual learning algorithm Gaja Jarosz
    8. Covert representations, contrast, and the acquisition of lexical accent B. Elan Dresher
    9. One or many? In search of the default stress in Greek Anthi Revithiadou and Angelos Lengeris
    10. The development of rhythmic preferences by Dutch-learning infants Brigitta Keij and René Kager
    11. Acoustic characteristics of infant-directed speech as a function of prosodic typology Yuanyuan Wang, Amanda Seidl and Alejandrina Cristia.

  • Editors

    Jeffrey Heinz, University of Delaware
    Jeffrey Heinz (Ph.D. 2007, University of California, Los Angeles) is an associate professor at the University of Delaware. He conducts research at the intersection of theoretical linguistics, theoretical computer science, and computational learning theory. With Rob Goedemans and Harry van der Hulst, he helped develop the StressTyp2 database, which organizes and presents information on the stress and accent patterns in hundreds of languages around the world.

    Rob Goedemans, Universiteit Leiden
    Rob Goedemans (Ph.D. 1998, Universiteit Leiden) conducts research regarding the phonetics, phonology, and typology of stress in the languages of the world in general, and the languages of Aboriginal Australia and Indonesia in particular. Together with Harry van der Hulst, he has worked on several publications based on the StressTyp database, with which he has been involved since its inception. Currently, Rob is employed in the Departments of Communications and Information Management at the Humanities Faculty of Universiteit Leiden.

    Harry van der Hulst, University of Connecticut
    Harry van der Hulst (Ph.D. 1984, Universiteit Leiden) specializes in phonology, which is the study of the sounds systems of languages, as well as the visual aspects of sign languages. He has published twenty-five books and over 130 articles. He has held (guest) positions at Universiteit Leiden, Universität Salzburg, the University of Girona, Skidmore College, New York, New York University, and Cornell University, New York. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the international linguistic journal The Linguistic Review since 1990. He is currently (since 2000) Professor of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut.


    Jeffrey Heinz, Rob Goedemans, Harry van der Hulst, Matthew Gordon, Brett Hyde, Eugene Buckley, Yanyan Sui, Irene Vogel, Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Nadya Pincus, Nina Topintzi, Gaja Jarosz, B. Elan Dresher, Anthi Revithiadou, Angelos Lengeris, Brigitta Keij, René Kager, Yuanyuan Wang, Amanda Seidl, Alejandrina Cristia

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