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Phonology Circle 9/16 - Juliet Stanton

Title: Factorial typology and metrical faithfulness (poster rehearsal for m@90)
Speaker: Juliet Stanton
Date/Time: Monday, Sept 16, 5:30-7:30p
Location: 32-D831

In Pintupi, Diyari, Dyirbal, and Walpiri, four Pama-Nyungan (PN) languages, unsuffixed forms are stressed identically but suffixed forms are not. I argue, following Kenstowicz (1998), that these divergences reflect differences in the type and strength of morphological influence on stress in derivatives. This account differs from prior work as it uses directional base-derivative (BD) correspondence constraints to account for all paradigmatic uniformity effects. I assess the predictions of the constraint set via a cyclically evaluated factorial typology. An analysis of PN stress invoking BD correspondence makes tighter typological predictions than competing alternatives (cf. Alderete 2009).

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