In many languages, some of the syllables in an utterance receive more emphasis (stress) than others. Metrical stress theory approaches this important aspect of phonology by treating stress as the manifestation of linguistic rhythm. We will examine the great variety of stress patterns found among the world's languages and explore some of the different analyses that have been proposed to account for these patterns. Prerequisite: Ling 313 and permission of the instructor.
Course Attributes: EN SAS SSC
Section 01Senior Seminar in Linguistics: Metrical Stress Theory
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