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17 Ene, 2019 · 16:00 al 17 Ene, 2019 · 18:00 Facultad de Filosofía y Letras

Seminario: «A typological investigation of lexical accent systems and the quest for predictable accentuation»

Ianthi Revithiadou

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Seminario de lingüística impartido por la profesora Ianthi Revithiadou (Catedrática de Lingüística, Universidad de Tesalónica):

Resumen: In this lecture we offer a typological exploration of morphology-controlled systems in which the position of accent is highly unpredictable and mostly the phonological reflex of a morphological relation. Our investigation will start from Spanish and English and extend to the discussion of more complicated accentual systems, such as Greek, Russian and Japanese. In the second part of the lecture, we will explore the findings of two production experiments performed on native speakers of Greek in order to unveil which accent pattern is considered more productive in the language. The results indicated that Greek listeners related certain accentual patterns with specific noun classes. More specifically, across experiments, penultimate and antepenultimate (APU) accent were closely related to specific noun classes (i.e. -as and -a nouns), whereas final accent was more favored in other, more archaic classes (i.e. o and -os nouns). This finding intimated that that listeners neither show a preference for a single accentual pattern nor blindly apply APU accent which represents the phonological default. Our results also showed that Greek listeners’ accentual decisions were influenced, to some degree, by lexical statistics.

  • Fecha: Jueves 17 enero de 2019
  • Lugar: Aula 45, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UGR
  • Horario: 16:00 h.
  • Organiza: Máster de Literatura y Lingüística Inglesas
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17 de enero de 2019

16:00 - 18:00