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Reference-material on stress etc. (was: Re: Importance of stress)

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Thursday, January 27, 2000, 17:13
* dirk elzinga ( [000127 18:32]:
> PS: When I get back to my office tomorrow, I'll see what I can > find in the way of reference material on syllabification. Do you > have access to a university library?
Anyone looked at stress-timing vs. syllable-timing and mora-timing? The problem is, the only hints of references I've found, besides the stuff in Trask[*], says that it is no longer called that, but not what it is called instead (yohoo...) The stress-database[+] lists the stress of french and latin, which I thought was syllable-timed, but lacks data for japanese, which is mora-timed. So: are there any non-stress-timed languages? Are there any good (as in good coverage) online resources? Any collected offline resources, so one hasn't have to look through a zillion books for a handful of facts? I have access to a university library but I simply don't have the time to read linguistics all day long, fun as it might be. [*] A dictionary of grammatical terms in linguistics [+] t.