Minimal Indirect Reference: A Theory of the Syntax-Phonology Interface

Minimal Indirect Reference: A Theory of the Syntax-Phonology Interface

by Amanda Seidl, Seidl Amanda
     
 

ISBN-10: 041593737X

ISBN-13: 9780415937375

Pub. Date: 10/19/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book investigates the nature of the relationship between phonology and syntax and proposes a theory of Minimal Indirect Reference that solves many classic problems relating to the topic.  See more details below

Overview

This book investigates the nature of the relationship between phonology and syntax and proposes a theory of Minimal Indirect Reference that solves many classic problems relating to the topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415937375
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/19/2001
Series:
Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics Series
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
1Introduction3
1.1The problem3
1.2Two accounts of the interface5
1.3The expressiveness of the phonological parser9
1.4Domain Paradoxes12
1.5A new proposal for the interface: Minimal Indirect Reference (MIR)14
1.6Outline for the book15
1.7Summary of proposals made in the book16
2Domain Paradoxes19
2.1Introduction19
2.2The structure of the argument20
2.3Domain Paradoxes and violations of domain clustering21
2.4Domain clustering violations in Kpa Mende22
2.5Kimatuumbi: another violation of domain clustering38
2.6Layeredness violations in Luganda46
2.7Yoruba Domain Paradoxes51
3Contrasting various recent Phonological Domain Generators57
3.1Four accounts of Chimwi:ni and Chichewa57
3.2The inadequacy of a theory which assumes a unique P71
4The Minimal Indirect Reference approach73
4.1A thumbnail sketch of MIR74
4.2Supporting evidence for theta-domains from Kinyambo78
4.3Supporting evidence for theta-domains from Konni79
5MIR applied to the Bantu data85
5.1Two distinct patterns of phonological domains86
5.2An important correlation89
5.3How phonological domains are constructed89
5.4A syntactic account of Bantu91
5.5Verb movement and object shift92
5.6British English and phonological domains103
5.7Summary and further directions106
6Revisiting the visibility conditions on rules107
6.1What is a functional projection?107
6.2Stress in Spanish118
7Kaisse (1985) and MIR121
7.1The Connected Speech proposal for the interface121
7.2Problems with CS and differences between CS and MIR125
7.3P2 rules have lexical exceptions, not P1 rules131
8Conclusion133
8.1Revisiting the mismatch data133
Notes139
Bibliography149
Index157

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