Stress in compound words and phrases
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Stress in compound words and phrases book
LOOKING AHEAD The last chapter dealt with stress in ‘simple’ words. Most of those words consisted of a single morpheme, like answer, banana, or calendar, some, like auctioneer, loyalty, photographic, consisted of a base and a suffix, a morpheme that is not a free word. Most of this chapter is about constructions of free words. One kind of construction is syntactic, a phrase; the other is morphological, a compound. Our interest is phonological-how these constructions are stressed and how the stress can change. Section 9.1 looks at noun phrases and noun compounds; in theory these are quite different but some specific items are problematic. Section 9.2 deals with adjective phrases and compounds and adverb phrases and compounds. In Section 9.3 we examine what happens when a compound becomes part of a phrase and when a compound becomes part of a larger compound.