The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Paperback | March 18, 2010

EditorNomi Erteschik-Shir, Lisa Rochman

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In this book leading scholars address the issues surrounding the syntax-phonology interface. These principally concern whether the phonological component can influence syntax and if so how far and in what ways: such questions are a prominent component of current work on the biolinguistics ofspeech production and reception. The problematic relationship between syntax and phonology has long piqued the interest of syntacticians and phonologists: the connections between sound and structure have played a key role in generative grammar from its inception, initially relating to focus and theprosodic marking of constituent structure and more recently to word-order constraints. This book advances this work in a series of critical and interlinked presentations of the latest thinking and research. In doing so it draws on data from a wide range of languages, evidence from disorderedlanguage, and related work in language acquisition.

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In this book leading scholars address the issues surrounding the syntax-phonology interface. These principally concern whether the phonological component can influence syntax and if so how far and in what ways: such questions are a prominent component of current work on the biolinguistics ofspeech production and reception. The problema...

Nomi Erteschik-Shir is Professor and Chair in the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Ben Gurion University. She is the author of Information Structure (OUP, 2007) and co-editor with Tova Rapoport of The Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Information (OUP, 2005). Lisa Rochman is completing work at Ben G...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:March 18, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Introduction2. Tor Afarli: Adjunction and 3D Phrase Structure: a Study of Norwegian Adverbials3. Nomi Erteschik-Shir: The Phonology of Adverb Placement, Object Shift, and V-2; The Case of Danish 'MON'4. Katalin E. Kiss: Is Free Postverbal Order in Hungarian a Syntactic or a PF Phenomenon?5. Lisa Rochman: Why Float: Floating Quantifiers and Focus Marking6. Joao Costa: Prosodic Prominence: A Syntactic Matter?7. Steven Franks: On the Mechanics of Spell-Out8. Mamoru Saito: Semantic and Discourse Interpretation of the Japanese Left Periphery9. Mohinish Shukla and Marina Nespor: Rhythmic Patterns Cue Word Order10. Hubert Truckenbrodt and Isabelle Darcy: Object Clauses and Phrasal Stress11. Charles W. Kisseberth: Optimality Theory and the Theory of phonological Phrasing: The Chimwiini Evidence12. Sam Hellmuth: Functional Complementarity is Only Skin Deep: Evidence From Etyptian Arabic for the Autonomy fo Syntax and Phonology in the Expression of Focus13. Caroline Fery: Syntax, Information Structure, Embedded Prosodic Phrasing, and the Relational Scaling of Pitch Accents14. Emily Nava and maria Luisa Zubizarreta: Deconstructing the Nuclear Stress Algorithm: Evidence From Second Language Speech15. Kriszta Szendroi: Focus as a Grammatical Notion: A Case Study in Autism16. Tobias Scheer: Intermodular Argumentation: Morpheme-specific Phonologies are out of Business in a Phase-based Architecture