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A computational expression of initial binary feet and surface ternary feet in metrical theory
Language, Information and Computation : Selected Papers from the 11th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation : 20-22 December 1996, Seoul (1996)
  • Seiichiro Inaba, California State University, Fullerton
Abstract
Under the strict binary foot parsing (Kager 1993), stray elements may occur between bimoraic feet. The stray element may be associated to the preceding foot or following foot at surface level. Stray element adjunction is the mechanism for achieving surface exhaustivity. Each language has its own unique mecbanism of stray element adjunction in order to achieve surface exhaustivity. In Japanese loanwords, the strict binary initial foot parsing creates stray moras. Inaba's (1996) phonetic experiment shows that the word-medial stray moras associate to preceding feet, and provides evidence for the initial unaccented mora as extrametrical. Since the theoretical points I advance are deeply embedded in other languages, I present a set of possible parameters. Based on the set of parameters, I create a computer program which derives the surface foot structures of input loanwords in Japanese, Fijian, and Ponapean.
Publication Date
1996
Editor
Byung-Soo Park and Jong-Bok Kim
Publisher
Kyung Hee University
Citation Information
Seiichiro Inaba. "A computational expression of initial binary feet and surface ternary feet in metrical theory" SeoulLanguage, Information and Computation : Selected Papers from the 11th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation : 20-22 December 1996, Seoul (1996) p. 277 - 287
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/seiichiro_inaba/10/