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stress shifting affixes

PHONOLOGY/MORPHOLOGY: a term which refers to one of the most characteristic properties of Class I affixes: the property of having effect on the stress pattern of the base. EXAMPLE: if we add the affix -ity to the word prod˙ctive, the suffix attracts stress to the syllable immediately preceding it (productÝvity). Stress shift to the last syllable of the base is a prone characteristic of this type of affixes. Stress shifting affixes are distinguished from stress neutral affixes.
LIT. Chomsky, N. and M. Halle (1968)
Siegel, D. (1974)