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Huichol (Wixarika) Word Accent: Typology, Interactions, and Implications

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dc.contributor.advisor Lillehaugen, Brook Danielle, 1976- Banerji, Robindra Nath 2015-04-03T13:35:44Z 2015-04-03T13:35:44Z 2015
dc.description.abstract The analysis of systems of tone, stress, and intonation in the world's languages is a center of debate in modem phonology. While prototypical cases of stress languages such as English and tone languages such as Yoruba are well understood, languages on the peripheries of these prototypes, especially those with interactions between tone and stress systems, often pose challenges to researchers and theorists. The interaction between stress and tone in Huichol (Uta-Aztecan) language of western Mexico, can be understood using van der Hulst's (2014) concept of ACCENT, a lexically underlying mark of prominence. This analysis is based on both published and original Huichol-language data that Huichol is an accentual language with one accented mora per word. Huichol has privative tone that interacts with the accentual system: accented moras are assigned high tone. Thus, Huichol should be classified as a tone-accent language. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Linguistics en_US
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dc.title Huichol (Wixarika) Word Accent: Typology, Interactions, and Implications en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.)

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