영어 명사구에서의 강세이동 방향성

김진형1, 성제현2,*
Jin-hyung Kim1, Jae-Hyun Sung2,*
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1Korea University of Technology and Education
2Yonsei University
*Corresponding Author : 연세대학교, 영어영문학과, 박사후 연구원, 03722 서울시 서대문구 연세로 50, E-mail:

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Received: Feb 27, 2019 ; Revised: Apr 09, 2019 ; Accepted: Apr 09, 2019

Published Online: Apr 30, 2019


In English noun phrases, a general restriction against stress clash is sometimes violated. Such variation in rhythmic stress shift raises the question of when and why native speakers choose one variant over another. The aim of this paper was to analyze such variation and identify factors that underlie the shift variation found in English [level 2 prefixed adjective + noun] phrases on the basis of native speakers’ responses. The results suggest that the variation is driven by the interplay of the phonotactics across morpheme boundaries, the morphological structure of complex adjectives, the conspiracy of foot form improvement depending on the harmony scale, and the optimal eurhythmic distance in rhythmic stress shift.

Keywords: stress shift variation; phonotactics; morphological structure; foot form improvement; eurhythmy



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