15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Towards an Evolutionary Typology of Stress

Sandro V. Kodzasov

Moscow State University, Russia

The linguistic typology collected a lot of data concerning metrical structure of word in languages of the world. Also many facts displaying the historical development of accentual systems are known. But there does not exist any accepted theory generalizing cases of stress arise and possible transitions from one metrical type to another. This task may resolved on the basis of data about the prosodic evolution in languages of different types. This paper tends to summarize an information on stress evolution in three groups of Eurasian languages: Turkic, Daghestanian and Slavic.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kodzasov, Sandro V. (2003): "Towards an evolutionary typology of stress", In ICPhS-15, 63-66.