Book: Interactions of Vowel Quality and Prosody in East Slavic
Chapter: Harmonic Systems
This chapter extends the tonal analysis to more complex patterns of compound dissimilative and assimilative-dissimilative reduction. These systems are analysed employing minimal re-rankings of constraints generating vowel reduction in non-dissimilative and dissimilative patterns. I argue that these additional patterns instantiate vowel harmony systems in which stressed syllables serve as triggers of harmony for the vocalic features [back] and [low].