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Phonology: Metrical
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1. General framework

Metrical theory was founded by Liberman (1975) and elaborated on by Liberman and Prince (1977), Halle and Vergnaud (1978), Hayes (1980), and others as part of nonlinear phonology, in order to capture the hierarchical and rhythmical nature of stress in a representation of its own, in addition to the segme…

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Bruno Paoli, “Phonology: Metrical”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0259>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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