Sentential Form and Prosodic Structure of Catalan

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This monograph presents an experimental and theoretical inquiry into the role of sentential form and variation in the prosodic structure of Catalan. The empirical section examines intonational phrasing across sentence forms, including SVO structures with either nominal or sentential objects and structures involving clitic left- and right-dislocations. The results show variation in phrasing that depends on syntactic factors and non-syntactic factors such as topic-hood and prosodic binarity. The theoretical section uses Stochastic Optimality Theory to model the variation and frequency distributions associated with the observed prosodic patterns. Various syntactic and non-syntactic factors are represented by alignment constraints, which play a major role in Catalan, and by constraints that limit size and those that limit the overall amount of prosodic structure. This study represents a combined approach to prosody and syntax and is of particular relevance for theoretical and empirical linguists interested in the relationship between these domains both in Catalan and other languages.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 168]  2010.  xiii, 285 pp.
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Table of Contents
Conventions for glosses and translations
xi–xii
Conventions for glosses and translations
xi–xii
Conventions for glosses and translations
xi–xii
Chapter 1. Introduction
1–26
Chapter 2. Fundamental aspects of Catalan intonation
27–60
Chapter 3. Phrasing patterns in Catalan SVO structures
61–126
Chapter 4. Syntactic aspects of Catalan clitic left- and clitic right-dislocation
127–148
Chapter 5. Prosodic phrasing of Catalan clitic left- and clitic right-dislocation
149–182
Chapter 6. Left-dislocations and preverbal subjects
183–196
Chapter 7. Conclusion and outlook
197–202
References
203–216
Appendices
217–280
Index
281–286
“Sentential Form and the Prosodic Structure of Catalan is a book which describes the phrasing of complex sentences in Catalan. It superbly combines analytical procedures coming from the most recent syntactic frameworks with work coming from current prosodic analysis. The reader will especially enjoy the new fruitful interface between these two disciplines (syntax and prosody) which help refine the analysis of complex sentences.”
“This book is an important contribution to our understanding of the syntax-phonology interface and the intersection of both with information structure. It is bound to become compulsory reading for anyone interested in these topics particularly those with an interest in Romance linguistics.”
“Ingo Feldhausen’s book is a wonderful study of the interface and interdependence between prosody and syntax in Catalan. It combines empirical research and theoretical explanation and provides insights in a balanced way in both the syntax and the prosody of the language.”
“Original and compelling contribution to our understanding of the syntax/prosody interface couched within the OT framework, yet strongly informed by intonational quantitative data. With its comprehensive and critical state of the art on phrasing studies, this book will appeal to phonologists and phoneticians as an original contribution to the debate it discusses and will be welcomed by advanced students and researchers in the field.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010033260