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An Examination of Some Competing Theories
PitchAccent in the Autosegmenta 1 Theory
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accent accent language adjective affirmative completive apply assume cliticized common noun possessive consonant contains no tone drop in pitch dynamic-tone theory Ekwe example fact falling glide feature final syllable gliding tone Haraguchi head noun high-toned Igbo intonation contour Kikuyu Left Streamlining level-tone lexical representation lexical structure condition lexical tone contours Like-Tone-Marker Deletion low tone main clause Mende Metathesis metrical tree morpheme nasal consonant negative Northern Tepehuan obstruent Osaka phonological rules phonological word pitch drop pitch rise pitch-accent language position possessive noun phrase preceding prefix pronoun proper noun possessive realized relative clause Retraction rule of Like-Tone-Marker s.c. Delete sequence Serbo-Croatian stem structural description subordinate clause suffix syllabic segment syllable Tokyo Japanese tonal tone change tone formulas tone languages tone level Tone Marker Insertion tone melody tone representations tone segment tone-bearing unit underlying form underlying representation verb forms Verb-final Tone Marker vowel word boundary