On the Nature of the Syntax-phonology Interface

On the Nature of the Syntax-phonology Interface

Cliticization and Related Phenomena

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Elsevier Science and Technology
The theoretical domain of investigation of this volume is the nature of the syntax-phonology interface. The empirical domain of investigation is cliticization in South Slavic. The volume also examines several phenomena that raise theoretical issues related to those involved in South Slavic cliticization, namely, multiple wh-fronting in Slavic and Romanian, Germanic V-2, object shift and stylistic fronting in Scandinavian, and negation in Romance.


The central theoretical questions considered in the volume are how syntax and phonology interact with each other and whether PF can affect word order. It is argued that PF does affect word order, but not through actual PF movement.


The volume makes new proposals concerning the structural representation of clitics and the nature of clitic clustering. It also provides an account of the second position effect and teases apart the role of syntax and phonology in cliticization and the second position phenomenon.

Book News
Boskovic (linguistics, U. of Connecticut) examines the interaction between syntax and phonology, focusing on clausal cliticization in South Slavic languages (Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian, Bulgarian, and Macedonian). The author's central theoretical claim is that PF movement is not taking place in cliticization, but that PF does nevertheless affect word order by determining which copy of a non-trivial chain is pronounced and through a filtering effect on the output of the syntax. Coverage extends to the role of syntax and phonology in the second position phenomenon. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Brill USA
The theoretical domain of investigation of this volume is the nature of the syntax-phonology interface. The empirical domain of investigation is cliticization in South Slavic. The central theoretical questions are how syntax and phonology interact and whether PF can affect word order.

Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780585474250
0585474257
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 328 pages)

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