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Title:Three Correlates of the Typological Frequency of Quantity-Insensitive Stress Systems
Authors:Max Bane, Jason Riggle
Comment:Draft of version to appear in the 2008 Proceedings of The Tenth Workshop of the Association for Computational Linguistics' Special Interest Group in Morphology and Phonology
Abstract:We examine the typology of quantity-insensitive (QI) stress systems and ask to what extent an existing optimality theoretic model of QI stress can predict
the observed typological frequencies of stress patterns. We find three
significant correlates of pattern attestation and frequency: the trigram
entropy of a pattern, the degree to which it is ``confusable'' with other
patterns predicted by the model, and the number of constraint rankings that
specify the pattern.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1