chapter  4
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Previous Analyses

Chapter 4 is a review o f previous analyses o f RS. Section 4.1 presents accounts that consider stress and syllable weight to be underlying factors motivating RS. The analyses in Section 4.2 address the possibility o f stress clash avoidance as the cause o f RS, and Section 4.3 describes accounts o f the syntactic environment o f RS. While most o f these analyses focus on synchronic phonological motivation for stress-induced RS, the accounts presented in the final section take a historical approach to RS.