Conflicting Quantity Patterns in Valencian Catalan Prosody
Traditionally, it has been held that that the sound systems of languages are consistent regarding sensitivity to syllable weight (among others, see Hayes' Metrical Stresi Theory). That is, in quantity sensitive languages the content of syllables is an important factor in their phonology; by contrast, in quantity insensitive languages, the content of syllables is not relevant. Furthermore, Hayes treats quantity sensitivity as a parameter, which means languages are either sensitive or insensitive to quantity but they cannot be both at the same time. This paper shows that this all-or-nothing conception of weight (in)sensitivity is too rigid and does not account for langua~ such as Valencian Catalan, that do manifest contradicting quantity patterns in their phonology.
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