Mamaindé Stress: The Need for Strata

Author(s):
Eberhard, David
Description:

Stress plays an important role in the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Mamaindé. The author uses the current theories of metrical and lexical phonology to analyze this stress system. It is demonstrated that a typical application of metrical rules alone will not predict stress correctly. Instead, Mamaindé must make use of multiple strata in order for stress placement to be predicted.

Note: The Mamaindé, a language of Brazil is also known as Northern Nambikuára (Ethnologue, 15th Ed.2005)

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements
Map

  1. Introduction
  2. 1.1 Setting
    1.2 Linguistic classification
    1.3 Purpose
    1.4 Source of data
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Overview

  3. The Mamaindé Syllable
  4. 2.1 Syllable structure
    2.2 Syllable weight
    2.3 Licensing theory
    2.4-2.6 Licensing in Mamaindé
    2.4 The primary licenser
    2.5 The secondary licenser—coda
    2.6 The secondary licenser—appendix
    2.7 The completed Mamaindé syllable
    2.8 Syllabification

  5. The Data and the Problem
  6. 3.1 The phonetics of Mamaindé stress
    3.2 Basis of stress
    3.3 The data
    3.4-3.7 The Problem
    3.4 1. Unpredictable word level stress
    3.5 2. Unstressed heavy syllables
    3.6 3. Light syllables which receive stress
    3.7 4. Lengthened vowels in underlying forms
    3.8 Methodology
    3.9 Theory power

  7. A Previous Solution
  8. 4.1 Levels of stress
    4.2 Application of Kingston’s stress rules
    4.3 Problems with the morphological stress rules
    4.4 Quantity sensitivity
    4.5 Syllable position

  9. An Overview of Metrical Phonology
  10. 5.1 Arboreal theory
    5.2 Grid theory

  11. A Metrical Analysis of Mamaindé Stress
  12. An Overview of Lexical Phonology
  13. A Lexical Analysis of Mamaindé Stress
  14. 8.1 The lexical strata
    8.2-8.3 The Lexical Rules
    8.2 Rules of the lexical component
    8.3 Rules of the postlexical component

  15. Derivations
  16. Metrical Trees versus Metrical Grids
  17. 10.1 Practical considerations
    10.2 Theoretical implications

  18. Well-Formedness Statements

Appendix: A Comparative Study of Indigenous Brazilian Stress Systems
References

Retail Price:
$26.50
Date:
1995
Extent:
ix, 159 pages
ISBN 13:
978-1556710032
Subject:
Stress
ISBN 10:
1556710038
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.36 in
Weight:
0.6 lb
Field:
Country:
Brazil
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