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Title: Clash Avoidance and Metrical Opacity in Singapore English
Authors: Zhiming, B. 
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Zhiming, B. (2006). Clash Avoidance and Metrical Opacity in Singapore English. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung - STUF 59 (2) : 133-147. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Some word accentuation patterns in Singapore English are metrically opaque with abutting stressed syllables, e.g. phonology. Yet words like abacus are metrically transparent, cf. Singapore English abacus vs. English abacus. I show that phonology & abaacus result from the interplay of two metrical derivations, one based on the English (H)(sigma)/((sigma)L)(sigma) typology & the other on the (H)/((sigma)L) typology, a Singapore English innovation. Phonology carries both English (phonology) & Singapore English (phonology) footings. Abacus exhibits the Singapore English footing (-bacus) & the effect of clash avoidance as an active constraint.
Source Title: Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung - STUF
ISSN: 09422919
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