||Cho, Hye-Sung. (2017). A correlation between the stress patterns of the last two syllables of a word and NONFINALITY constraints. The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 25(4). 167-191. Most of the discussion on the final stress avoidance phenomenon in recent metrical stress theory and the Optimality-Theoretic(OT) approach has focused on the prosodic status of a single, word-final syllable. If we extend this to the final two syllables of a word, however, we discover never-seen-before patterns of word-final stress avoidance, which include an asymmetry in typology between iambic and trochaic stress systems. Within the framework of the OT approach, this study explores the relationship between the stress patterns of the penultimate and ultimate syllables and NONFINALITY constraints in terms of final stress avoidance phenomenon. In particular, I note that there is no consistency in the way NONFINALITY(FT) constraint deals with final stress avoidance since it encompasses two unrelated stress phenomena, such as antepenultimacy and Foot Extrametricality. I argue that the double functions of the NONFINALITY(FT) constraint be taken over partly by a more specific NONFINALITY(σweak-in-foot) constraint and partly by a new alignment constraint, ALIGN-R(RIGHTMOSTNONHD(WD), PRWD), respectively.