S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 55 Number 1/3 (2019)
영어 명사구에서의 강세이동 방향성 : Directionality in Stress Shift in English Noun Phrases
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- Language Research, Vol.55 No.1, pp. 33-54
- stress shift variation ; phonotactics ; morphological structure ; foot form improvement ; eurhythmy
- In English noun phrases, a general restriction against stress clash is sometimes violated. Such variation in rhythmic stress shift raises the question of when and why native speakers choose one variant over another. The aim of this paper was to analyze such variation and identify factors that underlie the shift variation found in English [level 2 prefixed adjective + noun] phrases on the basis of native speakers responses. The results suggest that the variation is driven by the interplay of the phonotactics across morpheme boundaries, the morphological structure of complex adjectives, the conspiracy of foot form improvement depending on the harmony scale, and the optimal eurhythmic distance in rhythmic stress shift.