"Linguistic stress in language and speech"

"Linguistic stress in language and speech"
This talk will discuss a variety of our research into the nature of linguistic stress and
consider how an appropriate definition of stress sheds light into the nature of a variety of
stress phenomena. Linguistic stress is traditionally considered one of the triumvirate
ruling over the realm of prosody, that part of linguistic speech science sometimes
affectionately described as ‘the phonetic trash can.’ In this can are a variety of linguistic
speech properties which simply do not fit well with the traditional approach to
understanding how language shapes speech behavior. In this talk, I will lay out research
into what stress is, how it works, and why it’s there, as well as point out some ways in
which being aware of it is helpful if you want to understand how speech and language
work together.