O. Matushansky (SFL): Russian athematic verbs, without stress (and with)
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Ora Matushansky (SFL): Russian athematic verbs, without stress (and with)
As is well-known, each Russian morpheme is accentually prespecified as accented, post-accenting, pre-accenting or unaccented. In addition, the morphophonology of the Russian verb involves a number of vowel hiatus resolution strategies such as deletion or conflation and glide formation. So what happens to various types of accent when the vocalic morpheme that it is associated with disappears from the surface representation?
In this talk I will first establish the accentual properties of various relevant morphemes in athematic verbs and additional processes that might influence the position of stress in Russian verbs. I will then demonstrate that different vowel hiatus resolution strategies influence the eventual position of stress in different ways and discuss what this means for various theories of lexical accent.