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Ch.9: Feet and metrical stress by René Kager


"Our representational basis is metrical phonology, a theory whose central assumption is that stress is a relational property, represented by prominence relations between constituents in hierarchical structures (Liberman 1975; Liberman & Prince 1977; Hayes 1980). We use the metrical representation known as constituentized grid or bracketed grid ... which combines the metrical grid with constituency."

Kager, René (2007). Feet and metrical stress. In Paul de Lacy (ed.) The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology. Cambridge University Press, pp.195-227.


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1. Introduction
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2. What is the most significant recent development in metrical theory?
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3. What are your thoughts on the future of metrical theory?
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4. What do you think of the current quality of data available to metrical theorists?
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5. What motivated you to turn your research focus to language acquisition?
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6. What do you think the contribution of phonology to related cognitive fields is?
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7. What issues does a child encounter in learning metrical patterns?
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8. What are your thoughts on the future of phonology?
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