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ERIC Number: ED382040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 17
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Syllable "Sonority" Hierarchy and Pulaar Stress: A Metrical Approach.
Niang, Mamadou
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v20 p53-68 1995
This paper argues that further distinctions of syllable weight are necessary to account for certain phonological processes. It is shown that Pulaar, a dialect of Fula, makes a four-way weight distinction. In addition, the analysis shows that previous analyses of Pulaar metrical structure are inadequate. The paper provides a comprehensive analysis of Pulaar metrical structure in single nominal and verbal complexes and others with derivational suffixes. The proposed analysis accounts neatly for all types of stress alignment patterns that obtain in Pulaar without recourse to additional rules. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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