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Thanks for the -ly ending adjectives. I have a bunch of stress rules which can logically help find out how to place stress on words , butI don't have the complete list nor do I know the source of the material. I am writing a book on stress patterns and I badly need the address of the source. I wonder if you could kindly help me do my project. I greatly appreciate your favor in advance. M. Abdollahi
I have not worked much with English stress, at least not since my interest in English meter and verse years ago. So the two books I'm most familiar with are both pretty old. The first is Morris Halle and Samuel Keyser's English Stress: Its Form, Its Growth, and Its Role in Verse (New York: Harper and Row, 1971). The other is Noam Chomsky and Morris Halle's The Sound Pattern of English (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1968, 1997). I'm sure that there has been more work done on stress since these two came out, but I'm afraid I don't know what it is. A quick Google search did turn up some interesting possibilities, though they still seem to rely pretty heavily on the two books I mention above. Perhaps someone out there may have some suggestions.
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