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Special Issue "Phonology-Syntax Interface and Recursivity"
A special issue of Languages (ISSN 2226-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 20134
Special Issue Editors
Interests: syntax–phonology interface; information structure; intonation; syntax; variation; bilingualism; methodology; Romance languages
Interests: intonation; prosody–syntax interactions; prosody–semantics interface; German phonology
Interests: prosody; tone; intonation; syntax–phonology interface; recursivity; information structure; prosodic typology
Special Issue Information
The goal of this Special Issue is to collect state-of-the art articles on different aspects of the interface between syntax and phonology—more concretely, on the higher-level or phrasal prosodic constituents. The focus will be on the question of recursivity in prosody, a topic that has been revisited by Ito and Mester (2013).
The last decade has seen a renewed interest in the algorithms relating syntactic and prosodic structure—see, for instance, Selkirk (2011) and her Match constraints inducing syntax-motivated recursivity in prosodic structure, and the recent overview of the field by Bennett and Elfner (2019). Not only the need for a mediation between the two areas by a set of prosodic constituents (direct and indirect reference hypotheses), but also the precise mapping mechanisms have been the subject of intensive research (for examples, see the collection of papers in a Special Issue of Phonology 32.1, Selkirk and Lee (eds.) 2015). In addition, questions on the direction of the connection between the two modules of grammar, with syntax impacting phonology or phonology impacting syntax, have (re-)entered the picture.
Empirical questions have also gained attention from different perspectives such as typological aspects, language contact, dialectal variation, heritage languages, and L2 acquisition in a large number of languages.
We feel that it is time to relaunch the discussion of the syntax–prosody interface from both theoretical and empirical approaches. We welcome contributions on all (further) issues related to this research field.
We request that interested authors initially submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400–600 words summarizing their intended contribution, prior to preparing their manuscripts. Abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editors for the purposes of ensuring proper fit within the scope of the Special Issue, and then full manuscripts will be solicited. Please send the abstract either to the guest editors [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected] or to the Languages Editorial Office at [email protected]
The deadline for abstract submission is 15 June 2020.
The notification of abstract acceptance is 30 June 2020.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 31 December 2020.
Bennett, Ryan & Elfner, Emily (2019). The Syntax–Prosody Interface. Annual Review of Linguistics 5 (1): 151-171.
Ito, Junko & Armin Mester (2013). Prosodic subcategories in Japanese. Lingua 124. 20–40.
Selkirk, Elisabeth (2011). The syntax-phonology interface. In The Handbook of Phonological Theory, 2nd edition, ed. J Goldsmith, J Riggle, A Yu, pp. 435-84.
Selkirk, Elisabeth & Lee, Seunghun (eds.) (2015). Constituent structure in sentence phonology. Phonology 32:1.
Prof. Dr. Ingo Feldhausen
Prof. Dr. Caroline Féry
Prof. Dr. Frank Kügler
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- syntax–prosody interface
- higher-level prosodic constituents
- mapping mechanisms