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A flexible approach to the syntax-phonology mapping of intonational phrases

Hamlaoui, F; Szendroi, K; (2015) A flexible approach to the syntax-phonology mapping of intonational phrases. Phonology , 32 (1) pp. 79-110. 10.1017/S0952675715000056. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper addresses ‘a central question for [...] any theory of the syntactic- prosodic constituency relation’ (Selkirk, 2011, 17): how to best characterize the notion of ‘clause’ in ALIGN/MATCH constraints related to the syntax-prosody mapping of the intona- tional phrase. We propose that the notion of ‘clause’ should be determined in each construc- tion by making reference to the highest projection in the root clause (see Downing, 1970), to which the verbal material (i.e. the verb itself, the inflection, an auxiliary, a question particle) is overtly moved or inserted, together with the material in its specifier. In other words, we argue that no particular functional head plays a role in the theory of intonational phrasing. In support of this flexibility in syntax-prosody mapping, we discuss data from the Bantu language, Bàsàá, and the Finno-Ugric language, Hungarian. We show that a left-peripheral constituent may be prosodically outside the core intonational phrase even though its syn- tactic position is relatively low, so long as the verb is even lower, and that conversely, a constituent may be phrased inside the core intonational phrase even if it is in a syntactically high position, so long as the verb also moves high.

Type: Article
Title: A flexible approach to the syntax-phonology mapping of intonational phrases
Location: UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0952675715000056
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0952675715000056
Language: English
Additional information: © Cambridge University Press 2015
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1463443
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