Prosodic prominence: A syntactic matter?

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This paper provides evidence for phonology-free syntax, suggesting that word order effects related to discourse and prososdy can be explained under a multiple output syntax with filters at the interface. Empirical argumentation comes from the following domains: DP-internal focus, relative order between adverbs and direct objects, verb focalization, focus in binding contexts, acquisition of focus and parenthetical insertion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sound Patterns of Syntax
EditorsNomi Erteschik-Shir, Lisa Rochman
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-019172227-1
ISBN (Print)978-019955686-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010


  • European Portuguese
  • Focus
  • Output
  • Prosody
  • Word order


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