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A progressive grammar of the Telugu language by A H Arden

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2, and Chapter 4 as well as Chapter 5 furnish ample empirical data on a variety of additional phenomena. 4. The Principle ofRhythmic Alternation introduced Functional explanations for rhythmic alternation The functional perspective employed in this work implies that phonological tendencies are not isolated from their phonetic correlates. Accordingly, the following section will present explanations for the preference for an alternating rhythm in terms of articulatory and auditory phonetics as well as from more general neurophysiological and cognitive principles.

Lones 1969: 266), and the more prominent the stress clash with the preceding alllhalf/both, the higher is the probability of occurrence of of as a buffer (cf. also Franz 1912: 116). 40 The Principle ofRhythmic Alternation introduced Mondorf (2003: 274-279) provides quantitative evidence of the skewed distribution of synthetic and analytic comparatives in attributive and other positions. She distinguishes rhythmically critical and uncritical cases and confirms earlier authors' hunches that the use of non-finally stressed synthetic comparatives correlates with the rhythmically critical prenominal position.

Also Warren 1999: 176). Furthermore, as will be seen below, it can exert an influence on the linguistic sub-systems it interacts with, in particular the grammatical components, syntax and morphology. The present discussion of prosodic features is restricted to a principle that is relatively basic and clearly circumscribed, namely the Principle of Rhythmic Alternation. 1, this principle is elucidated in a general way from a variety of perspectives. 2 reports on the present state of the research regarding effects the principle has on grammatical variation and change in English.

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