BRaCeLeT talk series, #8

Marcel den Dikken (ELTE & RIL/HAS) & Harry van der Hulst (UConn)

On some deep structural analogies between syntax and phonology

We explore the benefits of giving syllabic and segmental structure properties that parallel those of syntactic structure, including recursion, X-bar structure and the ‘light v’ structure of multi-argument constructs. Pursuing a radical version of Anderson’s structural analogy assumption, we show that assigning subordination structures to phonology – not just at the level of the foot but also within the syllable and even in the representation of segments – opens up explanatory perspectives on many a persistent question.

10 October 2017, Tuesday 2:15pm
1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5, R327
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