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The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Nomi Erteschik-Shir and Lisa Rochman


In this book leading scholars address the issues surrounding the syntax‐phonology interface. These principally concern whether the phonological component can influence syntax and if so how far and in what ways: such questions are a prominent component of current work on the biolinguistics of speech production and reception. The problematic relationship between syntax and phonology has long piqued the interest of syntacticians and phonologists: the connections between sound and structure have played a key role in generative grammar from its inception, initially relating to focus and the prosodi ... More

Keywords: syntax, prosody, word order, focus, biolinguistics, generative grammar, information structure, syntax‐phonology interface

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199556861
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nomi Erteschik-Shir, editor
Ben-Gurion University
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Lisa Rochman, editor
Ben-Gurion University
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1 Introduction

Nomi Erteschik‐Shir and Lisa Rochman

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