This overview article covers the field of metrics as a branch of linguistics, focusing on the generative tradition. A brief outline of the basic ideas of foundational papers by Halle & Keyser and Kiparsky is followed by a discussion of three theoretical issues: the nature of representations; gradience and variation; and the interface of metrics with phonology. The last section covers theoretical approaches to typology.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1111/lnc3.12204
Journal Linguistics and Language Compass
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Blumenfeld, L. (2016). Generative Metrics: An Overview. Linguistics and Language Compass, 10(9), 413–430. doi:10.1111/lnc3.12204