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Mamainde Stress: The Need for Strata (SIL International and the University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics, Vol. 122)
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 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 NambikuÃÂra (Ethnologue, 15th Ed.2005)Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsMap1. Introduction1.1 Setting1.2 Linguistic classification1.3 Purpose1.4 Source of data1.5 Limitations1.6 Overview2. The Mamaindé Syllable2.1 Syllable structure2.2 Syllable weight2.3 Licensing theory2.4-2.6 Licensing in Mamaindé2.4 The primary licenser2.5 The secondary licenser coda2.6 The secondary licenser appendix2.7 The completed Mamaindé syllable2.8 Syllabification3. The Data and the Problem3.1 The phonetics of Mamaindé stress3.2 Basis of stress3.3 The data3.4-3.7 The Problem3.4 Problem 1. Unpredictable word level stress3.5 Problem 2. Unstressed heavy syllables3.6 Problem 3. Light syllables which receive stress3.7 Problem 4. Lengthened vowels in underlying forms3.8 Methodology3.9 Theory power4. A Previous Solution4.1 Levels of stress4.2 Application of Kingston s stress rules4.3 Problems with the morphological stress rules4.4 Quantity sensitivity4.5 Syllable position5. An Overview of Metrical Phonology5.1 Arboreal theory5.2 Grid theory6. A Metrical Analysis of Mamaindé Stress7. An Overview of Lexical Phonology8. A Lexical Analysis of Mamaindé Stress8.1 The lexical strata8.2-8.3 The Lexical Rules8.2 Rules of the lexical component8.3 Rules of the postlexical component9. Derivations10. Metrical Trees versus Metrical Grids10.1 Practical considerations10.2 Theoretical implicationsWell-Formedness StatementsAppendix: A Comparative Study of Indigenous Brazilian Stress SystemsReferences
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