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Linguistics Department

UC San Diego


The UCSD Linguistics Department was founded in 1965 and emphasizes theoretical, empirical and experimental approaches to the study of language. San Diego Linguistic Papers is the new on-line working papers of the UC San Diego Linguistics Department.

Linguistics Department

There are 97 publications in this collection, published between 2000 and 2023.
Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings Papers (42)

The Tunica Stress Conspiracy Revisited

Kisseberth (1970b) distinguishes rules in Tunica (Haas 1940) that are subject to a constraint penalizing adjacent stresses from rules that are not subject to this constraint. This distinction appears on the surface to be particularly suited to a straightforward analysis within OT (Prince & Smolensky 1993): No-Clash is ranked above constraints responsible for the rules that are subject to it and below constraints responsible for the rules that are not. The full range of relevant facts in Tunica suggest that No-Clash is only crucially dominated and violated lexically, however; postlexically, No-Clash is undominated and there are no adjacent stresses on the surface. An analysis is within Stratal OT (Bermúdez-Otero 1999, Kiparsky 2000) is proposed and defended.

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