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Rules, Constraints, and Phonological Phenomena$
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Bert Vaux and Andrew Nevins

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199226511

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226511.001.0001

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Fenno‐Swedish Quantity: Contrast in Stratal OT

Fenno‐Swedish Quantity: Contrast in Stratal OT

(p.185) 6 Fenno‐Swedish Quantity: Contrast in Stratal OT
Rules, Constraints, and Phonological Phenomena

Paul Kiparsky

Oxford University Press

Compared to more familiar varieties of Swedish, the dialects spoken in Finland have rather diverse syllable structures. The distribution of distinctive syllable weight is determined by grammatical factors, and by varying effects of final consonant weightlessness. In turn it constrains several gemination processes which create derived superheavy syllables, in an unexpected way which provides evidence for an anti-neutralization constraint. Stratal OT, which integrates OT with Lexical Phonology, sheds light on these complex quantity systems.

Keywords:   syllable structure, gemination, superheavy syllables, opacity, anti-neutralization, Stratal OT, Fenno-Swedish dialects, Swedish

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