|Title:||Constraint Interaction in Aranda Stress|
|Abstract:|| Constraint interaction in Aranda stress
Faculty of Cultural Information Resources
698 Azu, Hanno, Saitama, 357, Japan
A peculiarity of Aranda, spoken in Central Australia, is that stress
placement appears sensitive to the presence/absence of an onset as
well as to the number of syllables in the word.
In this paper I put forward the claim that the violation of
the constraint ONSET may be significant not only at the level of the
syllable but also at higher levels of the prosodic hierarchy - i.e.
ONSET (Syll), ONSET (Ft), ONSET (PrWd). Specifically, I propose that
ONSET (Ft) plays an important role in Aranda stress, and I demonstrate
how this constraint interacts with others such as FtBin, Lx=PrWd, and
Align to provide a full account of the idiosyncrasies of this stress
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