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LSA 2015 Linguistic Summer Institute in Chicago (July 6 - 31)

Syntax-Phonology Interface

Course number: 334
Course session: four-week session
Times: Tuesday, 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Subfields: Phonolgy, Syntax
Prerequisites: Introduction to Syntax and Introduction to Phonology
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A number of approaches to the syntax-prosody interaction will be introduced and compared: the transformational and cyclic approach og Chomsky & Halle, prosodic hierarchy,
edge-based/alignment theory and recursive mapping will serve as main theoretical models. At the same time, different kinds of languages - intonational languages, tone languages,
phrase-based languages - will be investigated for their properties at the syntax-prosody interface, so that universals and language-specific phenomena can be kept apart. Phrasing
and prominence both in syntax and in prosody are the main issues here and therefore information-structure will also play a role in the course.
Students will learn to understand the issues, to compare approaches, and to cope with data.


Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Institut für Linguistik
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Office hours :
Tuesday August 4, 14:00 - 15:30
Tuesday August 25, 14:00 - 15:30
Tuesday September 15, 14:00 - 15:30
Tuesday October 6, 14:00 - 15:30

Room: IG 4.315
Phone: 069-798-32217

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Administrative assistant

Birgit Nutz
Room: IG 4.316
Office hours: 9am to 12am, 1pm to 5pm
Phone: 069-798-32218
Email: nutz@lingua.uni-frankfurt.de
Caroline Fery