The Prosody of Relative Clauses in Chewa

  • This paper tests three current theories of the phonology-syntax interface – Truckenbrodt (1995), Pak (2008) and Cheng & Downing (2007, 2009) – on the prosody of relative clauses in Chewa. Relative clauses, especially restrictive relative clauses, provide an ideal data set for comparing these theories, as they each make distinct predictions about the optimal phrasing. We show that the asymmetrical phase-edge based approach developed to account for similar Zulu prosodic phrasing by Cheng & Downing also best accounts for the Chewa data.

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Author:Laura J. Downing, Al Mtenje
Parent Title (English):Papers from the Workshop on Bantu Relative Clauses : [held in Paris on 8 - 9 January 2010] / Laura Downing, ... (eds.), Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin; ZASPil Vol. 53, S. 53-67
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2010
Year of first Publication:2010
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/14
GND Keyword:Intonation <Linguistik>; Prosodie; Restriktiver Relativsatz; Chewa-Sprache
Page Number:16
First Page:53
Last Page:67
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Phonetik/Phonologie / Phonetics/Phonology
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZAS papers in linguistics : ZASPiL / ZASPiL 53 = Papers from the Workshop on Bantu Relative Clauses
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht