The Phonology-Syntax Connection

The Phonology-Syntax Connection

Author: Sharon Inkelas

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226381013

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 428

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This collection of papers deals with the inter relatedness of syntax and phonology and, more generally, with the issue of interaction among the components of linguistic structure.

The Phonology-Syntax Connection

The Phonology-Syntax Connection

Author: Sharon Inkelas

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226381005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 428

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This work deals with the insolvency both of companies and of individuals. Its publication coincides with the coming into force of the radical amendments to insolvency law contained within the Enterprise Bill 2002. The book should be suitable for those studying insolvency at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and for those studying for professional examinations and practising in the area.

The Morphosyntax-Phonology Connection

The Morphosyntax-Phonology Connection

Author: Vera Gribanova

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190210304

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The contributions included in this volume arise from the Workshop on Locality and Directionality at the Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface, which took place at Stanford University on 12-14 October 2012.

A Guide to Morphosyntax-phonology Interface Theories

A Guide to Morphosyntax-phonology Interface Theories

Author: Tobias Scheer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110238624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 902

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This book reviews the history of the interface between morpho-syntax and phonology roughly since World War II. Structuralist and generative interface thinking is presented chronologically, but also theory by theory from the point of view of a historically interested observer who however in the last third of the book distills lessons in order to assess present-day interface theories, and to establish a catalogue of properties that a correct interface theory should or must not have. The book also introduces modularity, the rationalist theory of the (human) cognitive system that underlies the generative approach to language, from a Cognitive Science perspective. Modularity is used as a referee for interface theories in the book. Finally, the book locates the interface debate in the landscape of current minimalist syntax and phase theory and fosters intermodular argumentation: how can we use properties of morpho-syntactic theory in order to argue for or against competing theories of phonology (and vice-versa)?

Syntax-Phonology Interface

Syntax-Phonology Interface

Author: Hongming Zhang

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351776202

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 234

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This book centers on theoretical issues of phonology-syntax interface based on tone sandhi in Chinese dialects. It uses patterns in tone sandhi to study how speech should be divided into domains of various sizes or levels. Tone sandhi refers to tonal changes that occur to a sequence of adjacent syllables or words. The size of this sequence (or the domain) is determined by various factors, in particular the syntactic structure of the words and the original tones of the words. Chinese dialects offer a rich body of data on tone sandhi, and hence great evidence for examining the phonology-syntax interface, and for examining the resulting levels of domains (the prosodic hierarchy). Syntax-Phonology Interface: Argumentation from Tone Sandhi in Chinese Dialects is an extremely valuable text for graduate students and scholars in the fields of linguistics and Chinese.

The Bantu-Romance Connection

The Bantu-Romance Connection

Author: Cécile De Cat

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027255143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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This landmark volume is the first work specifically designed to explore the extent to which striking surface morpho-syntactic similarities between Bantu and Romance languages actually represent similar syntactic structures. In particular, it explores the timely and much debated issues of verbal morphology and agreement, the structure of DPs, and word order/information structure, with the goal of providing a better understanding of the structure of the different languages investigated, and the implications this holds for syntactic theory more generally. All of the papers draw on data from both Bantu and Romance languages, providing a framework for much-needed further comparative research on the nature of linguistic structure, its diversity and constraints, and the implications this has for learnability/acquisition. The volume also provides an important precedent for incorporating insights from Bantu linguistic structure into mainstream of syntax research.

Prosody and Syntax

Prosody and Syntax

Author: Yuji Kawaguchi

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027293466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 383

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This collection of papers is the third volume of the series “Usage-Based Linguistic Informatics” (UBLI), a product of the 21st Century COE Program of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS). Prosody, as used in this text, appears in units larger than segments and generally refers to the field that studies various phonological properties connected to utterances involving pitch, intensity, and length. These phonetic features almost always appear within complex combinations such as word and sentence accents and intonation. The subtitle, Cross-Linguistic perspectives, does not imply mere, cross-linguistic comparison and contrast of the prosodic phenomena. Rather, it implies that there are a variety of approaches which are unique to each language for prosodic analysis. In fact, the volume consists of prosodic analyses in 12 different languages : French, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Makonde, Indonesian, Tagalog and Turkish.

The Syntax-Phonology Interface in Focus and Topic Constructions in Italian

The Syntax-Phonology Interface in Focus and Topic Constructions in Italian

Author: M. Frascarelli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792362403

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 248

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"Though centered on Italian, cross-linguistic analysis is extensively provided: data from languages as diverse as English, Hungarian, Modern Greek, Hausa, Chichewa, Serbo-Croatian and Somali are used to show that despite surface variations, the interface interpretation of Focus and Topic lies in the interaction between base-generated extraposition and feature-checking." "This book targets scholars and researchers in linguistics who are interested in syntactic and/or phonological analysis of discourse-related categories within the Minimalist approach."--BOOK JACKET.

Signal to Syntax

Signal to Syntax

Author: James L. Morgan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317781707

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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In the beginning, before there are words, or syntax, or discourse, there is speech. Speech is an infant's gateway to language. Without exposure to speech, no language--or at most only a feeble facsimile of language--develops, regardless of how rich a child's biological endowment for language learning may be. But little is given directly in speech--not words, for example, as anyone who has ever listened to fluent conversation in an unfamiliar language can attest. Rather, words and phrases, or rudimentary categories--or whatever other information is required for syntactic and semantic analyses to begin operating--must be pulled from speech through an infant's developing perceptual capacities. By the end of the first year, an infant can segment at least some words from fluent speech. Beyond this, how impoverished or rich an infant's representations of input may be remains largely unknown. Clearly, in the debate over determinants of early language acquisition, the input speech stream has too often been offhandedly dismissed as a potential source of information. This volume brings together internationally-known scholars from a range of disciplines--linguistics, psychology, cognitive and computer science, and acoustics --who share common interests in how speech, in its phonological, prosodic, distributional, and statistical properties, may encode information useful for early language learning, and how such information may be deciphered by very young children. These scholars offer a spectrum of viewpoints on the possibility that aspects of speech may provide bootstraps for language learning; contribute important, state-of-the-art findings across a variety of relevant domains; and illuminate critical directions for future inquiry. The publication of this volume represents a significant step in renewing the bonds between two fields that have long been sundered--speech perception and language acquisition.

The Routledge Handbook of Syntax

The Routledge Handbook of Syntax

Author: Andrew Carnie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317751038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 734

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The study of syntax over the last half century has seen a remarkable expansion of the boundaries of human knowledge about the structure of natural language. The Routledge Handbook of Syntax presents a comprehensive survey of the major theoretical and empirical advances in the dynamically evolving field of syntax from a variety of perspectives, both within the dominant generative paradigm and between syntacticians working within generative grammar and those working in functionalist and related approaches. The handbook covers key issues within the field that include: • core areas of syntactic empirical investigation, • contemporary approaches to syntactic theory, • interfaces of syntax with other components of the human language system, • experimental and computational approaches to syntax. Bringing together renowned linguistic scientists and cutting-edge scholars from across the discipline and providing a balanced yet comprehensive overview of the field, the Routledge Handbook of Syntax is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in syntactic theory.

Issues in Phonological Structure

Issues in Phonological Structure

Author: S. J. Hannahs

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027237033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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This volume contains revised, expanded and updated versions of papers originally presented at the International Workshop on Phonological Structure held at the University of Durham in September 1994. As the title suggests, the contributions focus on aspects of phonological structure, both segment internal and suprasegmental. A number of questions surrounding phonological structure are approached from a wide variety of theoretical standpoints, including the frameworks of prosodic phonology, declarative phonology, optimality theory, metrical phonology, government phonology, feature geometry, particle theory and dependency phonology. This range of viewpoints allows the crossfertilisation of various strands of phonological thinking with respect to many of the central issues concerning phonological structure. The empirical basis of the contributions is also wide-ranging, including among the languages dealt with Aranda, Cayuvava, English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

The Handbook of Phonological Theory

The Handbook of Phonological Theory

Author: John A. Goldsmith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444343045

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 868

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The Handbook of Phonological Theory, second edition offers an innovative and detailed examination of recent developments in phonology, and the implications of these within linguistic theory and related disciplines. Revised from the ground-up for the second edition, the book is comprised almost entirely of newly-written and previously unpublished chapters Addresses the important questions in the field including learnability, phonological interfaces, tone, and variation, and assesses the findings and accomplishments in these domains Brings together a renowned and international contributor team Offers new and unique reflections on the advances in phonological theory since publication of the first edition in 1995 Along with the first edition, still in publication, it forms the most complete and current overview of the subject in print