ZIKOVÁ, Markéta. When Prosody Follows Syntax : Verbal Stems in Czech. Linguistica Brunensia. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2016, vol. 64, No 1, p. 163-185. ISSN 1803-7410.
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Original name When Prosody Follows Syntax : Verbal Stems in Czech
Authors ZIKOVÁ, Markéta (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Linguistica Brunensia, Brno, Masarykova univerzita, 2016, 1803-7410.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 60203 Linguistics
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
WWW Digitální knihovna FF
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/16:00087746
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
Keywords in English Syntax-Phonology Interface; Verbal Stem; Prosodic Template; Vowel Length Alternations; Vowel- Zero Alternations; Czech
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Abstract
This paper examines syntactic and prosodic constituency within a verbal stem in Czech. Working in the frameworks of Nanosyntax and Strict CV, I argue that syntax-to-prosody mapping is direct to the extent that prosodic domains correspond to particular syntactic constituents. On the basis of two vocalic alternations, namely vowel-zero alternations in verbal prefixes and roots and alternations in vowel length in roots and theme suffixes, I show that the perfective verbal stem represented by a linear string prefix-root-theme is parsed into three prosodic constituents, [prefixroot], [root-theme] and [prefix-root-theme]. These prosodic domains correspond to three syntactic constituents: VP and a lower and higher projection of the theme suffix respectively. The crucial point of the syntactic analysis is that the prefix undergoes phrasal movement: it is generated next to the root in VP and when the theme is added, it moves to its specifier. In the [prefix-root] constituent, the vocalization pattern of the prefix is established. The constituents comprising theme suffixes are prosodic domains in which a general rule (called the infinitival template) operates; this rule in effect lengthens underlying long vowels in monosyllabic infinitives.
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GA14-04215S, research and development projectName: Morfonologie češtiny: alternace vokalické délky
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Standard Projects
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