Exceptions to the LLI rule

As has been said, the default option for an English Speaker is to place the accent on the last lexical item of the Intonation Phrase. But this rule needs to be further qualified: this is so unless there is a reason to do otherwise. Now we will turn to all the reasons we might have to do otherwise, that is, to accent a word which is different from the one expected. The result is a taxonomy of exceptions to the LLI rule. Click on next to start with the first case.