Unbounded Stress in Subregular Phonology

Yiding Hao, Samuel Andersson


Abstract
This paper situates culminative unbounded stress systems within the subregular hierarchy for functions. While Baek (2018) has argued that such systems can be uniformly understood as input tier-based strictly local constraints, we show here that default-to-opposite-side and default-to-same-side stress systems belong to distinct subregular classes when they are viewed as functions that assign primary stress to underlying forms. While the former system can be captured by input tier-based input strictly local functions, a subsequential function class that we define here, the latter system is not subsequential, though it is weakly deterministic according to McCollum et al.’s (2018) non-interaction criterion. Our results motivate the extension of recently proposed subregular language classes to subregular functions and argue in favor of McCollum et al’s definition of weak determinism over that of Heinz and Lai (2013).
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W19-4216
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Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology
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August
Year:
2019
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Florence, Italy
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ACL
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SIGMORPHON
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
135–143
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https://aclanthology.org/W19-4216
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-4216
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Yiding Hao and Samuel Andersson. 2019. Unbounded Stress in Subregular Phonology. In Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology, pages 135–143, Florence, Italy. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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