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Cycle BCL - Alexandre Vaxman

A scale-based account of morpheme-specific exceptions in systems with lexical accents

Jeudi 13 décembre 2018, 10h, Salle 213

This talk addresses some theoretical problems raised by accentual exceptions, focusing on two types of accent systems traditionally analyzed in terms of lexical accents : (i) lexical accent systems with accented dominant affixes (e.g., Russian, Vedic Sanskrit), and (ii) those phonological weight-sensitive systems (which I call “hybrid”) where certain morphemes violate the accent rule (e.g., Eastern Literary Mari, Mattole, Tokyo Japanese).

Problem : how to capture regular and exceptional accent patterns using the same accentual grammar, both within a given accent system and across (i) and (ii) ?

Alexandre Vaxman ■ University of Connecticut

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