In the present article I will argue that there is no need to posit underlying glides in Spanish because the syllabicity of high vowels (i,u) is determined by the stress pattern of the word and the segmental environment of the vowels. I will also argue that non-alternating rising diphthongs and falling diphthongs can uniformly be accounted for in the framework of strict CV (Lowenstamm 1996).
Polgárdi, Krisztina (1998) Vowel harmony: an account in terms of Government and Optimality. PhD Dissertation. Rijksuniveriteit Leiden. Holland Academic Graphics, The Hague. LOT dissertations 3.
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Bárkányi, Zsuzsanna (in press) `Primary Stress in Spanish Nouns' In: Cresti-Satter-field-Tortora (eds.): Issues in Linguistic Theory: Selected Papers from the XXIXth Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Amsterdam: John Benjamins.