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Trisyllabic shortening in English: past and present

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Trisyllabic shortening or TSS is one of the most controversial processes in the history of English. Time after time, claims have been made about quantity variations, attributing them either to trisyllabic shortening, closed syllable shortening, or other mechanisms. Our examination of the nature of TSS in the history of English leads us to conclude that it differs from closed syllable shortening, which is syllable based, and that the preference for a maximal foot has remained the underlying in...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S1360674399000234

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics
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Institution:
University of Konstanz
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Aditi Lahiri
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
English Language and Linguistics Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Pages:
229-267
Publication date:
1999-11-05
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EISSN:
1469-4379
ISSN:
1360-6743
URN:
uuid:f8d98664-14f4-485f-ad8e-0d26c4a38f8b
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ora:2481

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