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Chapter 23 The Love of Alternating Stress

  • Geoff Lindsey
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Abstract

RP was relatively tolerant of words with sequences of weak syllables, such as applicable and hospitable, which were stressed on the first syllable. A number of these words are now heard with shifted stress, reducing the number of successive weak syllables.

Keywords

Stress Alternating stress Shakespeare Weak syllables 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff Lindsey
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  1. 1.LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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