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An Optimality Theoretic Approach to Accent Insertion

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Authors
Kim, Sun-Hoi
Issue Date
2004
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.40 No.4, pp. 951-973
Keywords
inherent accentaccent insertionOptimality TheoryMAX-IODEP-IO
Abstract
This paper explores the accentuation in the words consisting of inherently unaccented morphemes in the languages which distinguish between inherently
accented and unaccented morphemes. In this paper, a variety of accent insertion in non-Indo-European languages (Turkish, Tokyo Japanese, Cupeno, and Thompson River Salish) is presented and compared with the word-initial accent insertion in Vedic Sanskrit, which is an Indo-European language. Then, from the viewpoint of Optimality Theory (OT) (Prince and Smolensky 1993 and McCarthy and Prince 1993a, b), it is argued that the parametric difference in the ranking relation of ALIGN-R(ACC, PrWd) and ALIGN-L(ACC, PrWd) between Vedic Sanskrit and Turkish causes the difference in accent insertion between these languages. Further, the examination of accent ual systems of Cupeno and Thompson River Salish shows
that Root Faith » Affix Faith as a met a-constraint is too fixed to explain a cross-linguistic variety of places for an inserted accent. This examination also shows that the difference in accent insertion among languages should be explained by the different rankings among domain-specific DEP-IO-faithfulness constraints.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/90789
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 40 Number 1/4 (2004)
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