Table 2:

The Midpoint Pathology (Eisner, 1997, 2000): Stress shifts onto the middle syllable in odd-parity words, and onto either of two middle syllables in even-parity words. Violations of Align(σ, $σ´$, σ) are split up by syllable.

/$σ´σσσσσσ$/Align(σ, $σ´$, σ)Ident(stress)
a. $σ´σσσσσσ$ 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = 15
b. $σσ´σσσσσ$ 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10
c. $σσσ´σσσσ$ 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 = 7
→ d. $σσσσ´σσσ$ 2 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 6
e. $σσσσσ´σσ$ 3 + 2 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 = 7
f. $σσσσσσ´σ$ 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 10
g. $σσσσσσσ´$ 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 0 + 0 = 15
/$σ´σσσσσσ$/Align(σ, $σ´$, σ)Ident(stress)
a. $σ´σσσσσσ$ 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = 15
b. $σσ´σσσσσ$ 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10
c. $σσσ´σσσσ$ 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 = 7
→ d. $σσσσ´σσσ$ 2 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 6
e. $σσσσσ´σσ$ 3 + 2 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 = 7
f. $σσσσσσ´σ$ 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 10
g. $σσσσσσσ´$ 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 0 + 0 = 15
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