Stray adjunction

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Stray adjunction is a universal convention by which extrametrical units are incorporated into the representation of stress. By convention the extrametrical unit is weak.


In English the final syllable of a noun is extrametrical. After foot construction and word tree construction, the extrametrical syllable is incorporated into the adjacent foot as a weak member by stray adjunction.

                         s  \
          /\		/\   |
	 |  s          |  s  |
         | /\          |  /\ |
         w s w         w s w w
         | | |         | | |
	 ameri<ca>  -> america



  • Hayes, B. 1981. A metrical theory of stress rules, PhD diss. MIT Cambridge, MA. Revised version distributed by IULC, published by Garland Press, New York, 1985.
  • Liberman, M. and A. Prince 1977. On Stress and Linguistic Rhythm, Linguistic Inquiry 8, pp. 249-336
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