children are very closely attuned to the
frequency patterns of prosodic structure in the input language and are aware of
their specific distributions across the lexicon.
Keywords: coda acquisition, syllabic structure, frequency effects, prominenceeffects
Joan Borràs-Comes: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Departament de Traducció i Ciències del
Llenguatge, Barcelona, Spain. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilar Prieto: Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra,
Departament de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge, Barcelona, Spain.
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) Extended Animacy Hierarchy First/Second person pronoun > Third person pronoun > Proper name > Human common noun > Nonhuman animate common noun > Inanimate common noun ( Croft 2003 : 130) (3) The Semantic Role Hierarchy Agent > Benefactive > Recipient/Experiencer > Instrument > Theme/Patient > Location ( Bresnan and Kanerva 1989 : 23) Accounts of word order variation in terms of prominence hierarchies are based on findings showing that more prominent phrases tend to precede less prominent phrases. Since the seminal work of Bock and Warren (1985) , prominenceeffects on
(33) Align (Pphr R, Low R)
Align the right edge of a phonological phrase with a low tone.
Thus, the prominenceeffects of both the left and right edge are relevant for
phonological phrasing in Bemba.
In relating these phonological constraints to syntax we must capture the fact
that the relevant left edge that phonology refers to in (31) coincides with a CP
in syntax. To achieve this end we can specify the general constraint of Selkirk
(1995) in (34) to a more specific constraint that refers to CPs as in (35).
(34) a. Align-XP, R
For each XP there is a
. Stressed syllables show positional prominenceeffects.
(i) Consonant-, vowel-, and tone oppositions are greater on
(ii) Segments are strengthened in stressed syllables (e.g., Cs
become aspirated or geminated, Vs become lengthened,
c. Unstressed syllables show positional non-prominenceeffects.
(i) Consonant-, vowel-, and tone oppositions are fewer on un-
(ii) Segments are weakened in unstressed syllables (e.g., Cs be-
come lenited, Vs become reduced).
d. Stress shows cyclic effects (including non-echo secondary
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