Weight gradience and stress in Portuguese

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dc.contributor.author Garcia, Guilherme Duarte
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-24T18:59:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-24T18:59:32Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Garcia, G. D. (2017). Weight gradience and stress in Portuguese. Phonology, 34(1), 41-79. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/202135
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the role of weight in stress assignment in the Portuguese lexicon, and proposes a probabilistic approach to stress. I show that weight effects are gradient and monotonically weaken as we move away from the right edge of the word. Such effects depend on the position of a syllable in the word as well as the number of segments the syllable contains. The probabilistic model proposed in this paper is based on a single predictor, namely, weight, and yields more accurate results than a categorical analysis, where weight is treated as binary. Finally, I discuss implications for the grammar of Portuguese. en_US
dc.relation.isversionof https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/phonology/article/weight-gradience-and-stress-in-portuguese/B96202F2D532B418A556A582734D321A en_US
dc.subject stress, weight, onsets, probabilistic grammar, Portuguese en_US
dc.title Weight gradience and stress in Portuguese en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Phonology en_US


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