Adjuncts at the syntax-prosody interface in nominal structures in Dela

Thersia Tamelan, Wayan Arka

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    This paper discusses an intriguing syntax-prosody interface phenomenon in Dela, an Austronesian language spoken on Rote Island, eastern Indonesia. Typologically, Dela is an SVO language where the NPs head-adjunct relation is marked by a light/heavy syllable alternation resulting in C(onsonant) deletion/insertion. Our study contributes to the typological and theoretical research on the nature and function of prosody in grammar. We demonstrate that LFGs modular model nicely captures the syntax-prosody phenomenon in Dela.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLFG Conferences
    EditorsMiriam Butt and Ida Toivonen
    Place of PublicationStanford, CA USA
    PublisherStanford CLSI Publications
    ISBN (Print)1098-6782
    Publication statusPublished - 2021
    EventProceedings of the LFG’21 Conference - Online
    Duration: 1 Jan 2021 → …


    ConferenceProceedings of the LFG’21 Conference
    Period1/01/21 → …
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