PHONOLOGY: a type of rule which deletes either a stress or the constituent of
which this stress is the head (i.e. a foot). The footless
syllable(s) undergo(es) stray adjunction.
Destressing rules adjust the representation assigned by stress assignment rules.
EXAMPLE: in English a stress on a
light syllable (i.e. a foot) assigned by
the stress rules is removed by a destressing rule: /bŕnána/ /banána/. The
application of the destressing rule explains that the vowel of the first syllable can
reduce (cf. [b@nána]), whereas this is not allowed in /bŕndána/ -/->
*[b@ndána] which has a heavy syllable.
|LIT.||Hammond, M. (1984)|
Hayes, B. (1981)
Kager, R. (1989)