Linguists working on stress

Eric’s posting Phonology continues to get no respect had the same effect on me as a madeleine on Marcel Proust. All of a sudden I was back in 1995, and Luigi Burzio’s book Principles of English Stress was lying on my desk. A syntactic colleague entered my room, saw the book, took it in his hand and commented: "Why would a well-known linguist now want to write on stress?"

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