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The Sound Patterns of Syntax$
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Nomi Erteschik-Shir and Lisa Rochman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199556861

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.001.0001

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Optimality Theory and the theory of phonological phrasing: The Chimwiini evidence

Optimality Theory and the theory of phonological phrasing: The Chimwiini evidence

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(p.217) 11 Optimality Theory and the theory of phonological phrasing: The Chimwiini evidence
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The Sound Patterns of Syntax
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Charles W. Kisseberth

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0011

It has long been known that vowel length alternations require sentences in Chimwiini to be broken down exhaustively into a sequence of phrases. This paper shows that the accentual facts provide even more robust evidence for what the phrasing of a given sentence is. The phrasing motivated by these two independent phonological phenomena provide critical evidence in support of Selkirk's edge‐based approach to phrasing. This paper demonstrates, however, that there is not a unitary principle (specifically, Align the Right edge of a Phrase with the Right edge of a Maximal Projection) that governs phrasing in Chimwiini. The role of focus/emphasis, as well as as the definite/indefinite contrast, are discussed. In addition, a role for Wrap‐XP (which requires all the elements in a maximal projection to be wrapped inside the same phonological phrase) is shown to be supported by the accentual data.

Keywords:   phonological phrasing, phonology‐syntax interface, prosody, focus, Chimwiini

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