Does English word syllable stress change when they are in a sentence or in a larger unit, say, like in a paragraph? I am asking this because I have heard that some languages such as Japanese have accent emphasis changes when the word is followed by some other words. So I kind of wonder whether English has this kind of feature or not.
However, I don't think English has it. For example, a dessert cannot sound like a desert even if an emphasis is placed in the sentence, in my opinion. Simply put, I believe sentence stress does not do anything to word syllable stress. But I still need more experienced speakers to help shed light on this topic, because linguistics is not something I am good at.
Dessert is my favorite thing.
However you try to emphasize or do something to the sentence, the word dessert cannot be altered to sound like desert.
The suspect was caught by the police.
However you try to emphasize or do something to the sentence, the word suspect cannot be altered to sound like the verb "suspect."