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Title:Sympathetic Stress
Authors:Paul de Lacy
Abstract:A phonological process is opaque if its triggering environment
is not apparent in the phonological output. The placement of
main stress in Cairene Classical Arabic exhibits opacity since
it crucially relies on prosodic structure that does not appear
in the surface form. While McCarthy's (1998) Sympathy Theory
is a response to explaining opacity within parallel Optimality
Theory, it is demonstrated that it cannot account for Cairene
Classical Arabic stress. To resolve this, it is argued that
Sympathy must be extended; specifically, markedness constraints
must be able to select the sympathetic form (i.e. the form that
approximates the intermediate stage in a serial derivation).
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1