LINGUIST List 21.5106

Thu Dec 16 2010

Books: Phonology/Syntax: Feldhausen

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Sentential Form and Prosodic Structure of Catalan: Feldhausen

Message 1: Sentential Form and Prosodic Structure of Catalan: Feldhausen
Date: 11-Dec-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Sentential Form and Prosodic Structure of Catalan: Feldhausen
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Title: Sentential Form and Prosodic Structure of Catalan Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 168

Publication Year: 2010 Publisher: John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20168

Author: Ingo Feldhausen

Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287595 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00 Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287595 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00 Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255518 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00 Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255518 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00 Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255518 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94

Abstract:

This monograph presents an experimental and theoretical inquiry into the role of sentential form and variation in the prosodic structure of Catalan. The empirical section examines intonational phrasing across sentence forms, including SVO structures with either nominal or sentential objects and structures involving clitic left- and right-dislocations. The results show variation in phrasing that depends on syntactic factors and non-syntactic factors such as topic-hood and prosodic binarity. The theoretical section uses Stochastic Optimality Theory to model the variation and frequency distributions associated with the observed prosodic patterns. Various syntactic and non-syntactic factors are represented by alignment constraints, which play a major role in Catalan, and by constraints that limit size and those that limit the overall amount of prosodic structure.This study represents a combined approach to prosody and syntax and is of particular relevance for theoretical and empirical linguists interested in the relationship between these domains both in Catalan and other languages.



Linguistic Field(s): Phonology Syntax

Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear (cat)

Written In: English (eng)

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