Sentential stress: syntactic accounts

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour

in The Syntax of Sentential Stress

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199219230
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191711800 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

Sentential stress: syntactic accounts

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This chapter discusses several influential syntactic approaches to sentential stress, namely Cinque (1993) (as well as Legate's (2003) revision of his original proposal) and Zubizarreta (1998). It is shown that even though these approaches have an advantage over phonological approaches in that they do not suffer from the overgeneration problem, they face other conceptual and empirical difficulties.

Keywords: phonological approaches; overgeneration problem; conceptual difficulties; Phases; Cinque; Legate; Zubizarreta

Chapter.  14371 words. 

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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