Prosodic prominence: A syntactic matter?

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Abstract

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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010

Keywords

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

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    Costa, J. (2010). Prosodic prominence: A syntactic matter? In N. Erteschik-Shir, & L. Rochman (Eds.), The Sound Patterns of Syntax Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0006