Prosody, Focus, and Word Order (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs)

4 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780262240413: Prosody, Focus, and Word Order (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This monograph exemplifies a trend in grammatical theory in which researchers combine findings from more than one area of linguistics. Specifically, the author looks at the relationship between phrasal prominence and focus in Romance and Germanic languages to provide insights into how these properties are grammatically articulated. Building upon prominence (nuclear stress) reflects syntactic ordering. There are two varieties of syntatic ordering. The first is the standard asymmetric c-command ordering. The second is the ordering derived from the primitive relation of selection holding between a head and its associated argument. Part of the difference between Germanic and Romance languages stems from a difference in the way the two syntactic orderings interact in the mapping onto phrasal prominence. The author shows that the symmetry between syntactic ordering and phrasal prominence so defined may be broken because of the independent requirement that a focused constituent must contain the most prominent element in the sentence. Two kinds of processes come into play to repair the broken symmetry. One is a process of deaccenting. The other is a process of movement, called "p-movement". The author shows that an understanding of the properties of p-movement can be attained within the framework of the Minimalist Program.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Maria Luisa Zubizarreta is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Levels of Representation in the Lexicon and in the Syntax.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used View Book
List Price: US$ 60.00
US$ 55.43

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780262740210: Prosody, Focus, and Word Order (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0262740214 ISBN 13:  9780262740210
Publisher: MIT Press, 1998
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Maria Luisa Zubizarreta
Published by The MIT Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0262240416 ISBN 13: 9780262240413
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The MIT Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0262240416

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 55.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds