S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 39 Number 1/4 (2003)
An OT Account of Auca Stress
- Kim, Hyo-Young
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.39 No.2, pp. 337-354
- The aim of this paper is to show that Auca is not a syllable-counting but a mora-counting language and that an analysis of the stress system provides some evidence for Stratal Optimality (Kiparsky, 2002 a, b) in
which the ranking of constraints at each level is assumed to be distinct. The arguments are based on certain facts: 1) there is no heavy syllable, 2} vowel sequences are treated as two separate nucleus or a vowel with one mora, and 3) the language does not have syllable weight distinction.