This paper presents an Optimality-Theoretic analysis of presentational focus on pre-nominal modifiers in Spanish. In particular, it argues that evidence from contexts putting focus on a pre-nominal number or other modifier should lead us to revise how we conceptualize constraints on stress-focus correspondence. It proposes that, rather than an absolute requirement that stress and focus correspond, stress and focus must be aligned as closely as possible.
Selected Proceedings of the 14th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
edited by Kimberly Geeslin and Manuel Díaz-Campos
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