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dc.contributor.authorTyler, M
dc.contributor.authorKastner, I
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-28T16:35:12Z
dc.date.available2022-01-28T16:35:12Z
dc.date.issued2022-02
dc.date.submitted2020-06-02
dc.identifier.issn0167-806X
dc.identifier.others11049-021-09507-0
dc.identifier.other9507
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/333154
dc.description.abstract<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Rolle (2020) identifies an apparent morphophonological conspiracy in serial verb constructions (SVCs) in Degema. He argues that it constitutes evidence for a partly-unified postsyntactic module, in which morphology and prosody are built in parallel (by ‘Optimality-Theoretic Distributed Morphology’). We argue that the pattern Rolle identifies in Degema SVCs instead results from the simultaneous interaction of two independently-attested syntax-prosody phenomena: (1) the pressure for adjacent verbs in an SVC to form a single prosodic unit, and (2) the suppression of redundant agreement within a single prosodic word (a.k.a. ‘Kinyalolo’s Generalization’). Thus the Degema SVC conspiracy can be localized to the syntax-prosody interface, and there is no need to adopt a unified postsyntactic morphology-prosody module like Rolle’s. We offer some further conceptual critiques of his model.</jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectClitics
dc.subjectSyntax-prosody
dc.subjectDegema
dc.subjectSerial verb constructions
dc.titleSerial verb constructions and the syntax-prosody interface
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-01-28T16:35:12Z
prism.endingPage306
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameNatural Language and Linguistic Theory
prism.startingPage285
prism.volume40
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.80577
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-01-27
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s11049-021-09507-0
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidTyler, M [0000-0001-6292-2113]
dc.identifier.eissn1573-0859
pubs.funder-project-idDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (AL 554/8-1)
cam.issuedOnline2021-02-10


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