Structure versus prominence

Evidence from Munster Irish

January 26, 2010

Old World Conference in Phonology 7, University of Nice, Nice, France

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I propose an analysis of the stress system of Munster Irish, which evinces a disruption of normal directionality only in words with two initial heavy syllables. The analysis relies on recursion of subsyllable constituents and on a formal distinction between ‘stress’ and ‘head status’. The full version of the analysis can be found in this paper.



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