Prosody, Parsing, and Perception

11/7/98


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Table of Contents

Prosody, Parsing, and Perception

The big picture

Collaborators and coconspirators for experimental work

Some phonology

The syllable in speech perception

Parsing

Morphology

Meter

Robinsonís curious pattern

The general plan

Organization

The theory of poetic meter

Matching the template

The meter of Merlin

The first few lines of Merlin

Monosyllables in w-position

Line-initial pre-stress

Line-initial isolate

Phrase-initial monosyllables

Line-medial phrase-initial pre-stress

Line-medial phrase-initial isolate

Other monosyllables

Line-medial phrase-medial pre-stress

line-medial phrase-medial post-stress

line-medial phrase-medial isolate

Phrasing

Preceding phrase; pre-stress

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Preceding polysyllable; pre-stress

Preceding phrase; post-stress

Preceding polysyllable; post-stress

Whatís ruled out?

Summary

C-command Condition

James Thomson

C-command for both

PPT Slide

The general proposal

Why?

The specific proposal

Preceding polysyllable

Preceding phrase

Supralexical Footing (revised)

Further support

Trochaic words

Iambic words

Child language

Phrases

A puzzle

Not done

Conclusions

Author: Mike Hammond

Email: hammond@u.arizona.edu

Home Page: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~hammond