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stress neutral affix

PHONOLOGY/MORPHOLOGY: a term which refers to one of the most characteristic properties of Class II affixes: the property of not having any effect on the stress pattern of the base. EXAMPLE: if we add the affix -ness to the word prodúctive, the stress is unaffected (prodúctiveness).Stress neutral affixes are distinguished from stress shifting affixes.
LIT. Chomsky, N. and M. Halle (1968)
Siegel, D. (1974)