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)