Phonetic rhythm in American English -ization
Juliet Stanton
March 2021

It is commonly assumed that *Clash and *Lapse evaluate syllable-sized constituents: a sequence of two adjacent stressed syllables violates *Clash, while a sequence of two stressless syllables violates *Lapse (see e.g., Prince 1983, Gordon 2002 for *Clash; Nespor & Vogel 1989, Green & Kenstowicz 1995, Gordon 2002 for *Lapse). In this paper I argue, based on patterns of secondary stress in American English -ization, that *Clash and *Lapse should instead be evaluated with respect to normalized duration. I present supporting evidence from corpus, judgment, and production studies.
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keywords: stress, rhythm, phonology
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