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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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Prosodic prominence: A syntactic matter?

Prosodic prominence: A syntactic matter?

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(p.93) 6 Prosodic prominence: A syntactic matter?
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The Sound Patterns of Syntax
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João Costa

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0006

This paper provides evidence for phonology‐free syntax, suggesting that word order effects related to discourse and prososdy can be explained under a multiple output syntax with filters at the interface. Empirical argumentation comes from the following domains: DP‐internal focus, relative order between adverbs and direct objects, verb focalization, focus in binding contexts, acquisition of focus and parenthetical insertion.

Keywords:   focus, prosody, European Portuguese, word order, output

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