Tid och plats: Måndagen 4 oktober, kl. 15-17 i rum C307


Syntax-phonology mapping has been a source of controversy. Although there is a general feeling that the syntax-phonology interface is not entirely isomorphic, the generative tradition has tended to support a more direct mapping counter to the Germanic tradition a hundred years ago. This talk will present ongoing work with Frans Plank and Linda Wheeldon, arguing that historical as well as experimental evidence suggests that prosodic word formation on the syntax level is largely trochaic, favouring encliticisation of unstressed weak words to a strong lexical word.


Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm och Tomas Riad