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Old English Grammar. Oxford: Clarendon. Colman, Fran, ed. 1992. Evidence for Old English. Edinburgh Studies in the English Language 2. Edinburgh: John Donald. 1994a. ". English Historical Linguistics 1992, ed. by Francisco Fernandez, Miguel Fuster and Juan Jose Calvo, 65-79. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 1994b. "On the Morphology of Old English Word Stress". 141-81. Dalton-Puffer, C. 1992. "A View on Middle English Derivations: Verbs". 314. 1993. "How Distinct are Inflexion and Derivation? Reply to Lass and Ritt".
By Christopher McCully. To be published by Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming b. "The Resolution of Resolution". To appear in Revisiting Historical Phonology. Rydzyna, Poland 1996. & Robert P. Stockwell. 1994. "Syllable Weight, Prosody, and Meter in Old English". 35-65. 1995. D. 1992. A History of Old English Meter. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2. VERSE STRUCTURE AS EVIDENCE 37 . Forthcoming. "Against the Emergence of the Nuclear Stress Rule in Middle English". To appear in Fisiak, ed.
I do not want to suggest that compounds did not have secondary stress in OE; the typological evidence within the modern Germanic languages is too strong for that to be even a distant hypothesis. I am only raising questions about metrical evidence. Matches are informative, but mismatches happen, even in a relatively open-ended, non-isochronous verse system. This suggests that matching constraints are violable and hierarchical; the requirement that a non-ictus be filled by an unstressed syllable is ranked below the four position constraint for OE verse, and below a stress alternation constraint.