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Title:Colored Turbid accents and Containment: A case study from lexical stress
Authors:Anthi Revithiadou
Abstract:This paper takes a fresh look at the representation of lexical accent in Modern Greek. It is argued that this phenomenon can be succesfully understood in an OT model which combines the properties of Containment theory (Prince and Smolensky 1993, Van Oostendorp 2006) with those of Turbidity theory (Goldrick 2000). It is shown that this model unifies the representation of pre/post-accenting morphemes, it accounts for accent migration and locality phenomena and makes accurate typological predictions about the cross-linguistic distribution of accentual patterns. Moreover, we argue that it offers a restrictive theory of the morphology-phonology interface and, especially, the formulation of constraints that control the mapping between morphological structure and prosodic form.
Type:Paper/tech report
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