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  • 10/6/2017
    Frontiers Talk Series
    MIT
    An argument for severing stress from phonology
    Friday, October 6, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
    TBA

    According to the consensus view in generative linguistics, multiple phonological computations including the computation of word stress, tone, and segmental processes are carried out in a single cognitive module known as ‘phonology’. I present an argument for a modular decomposition of phonology, where the computation of stress is carried out in a separate module with a limited interaction with the rest of phonology.