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Reevaluating Syntax-to-Phonology Mapping in Korean: An Optimality-Acoustic Account

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Authors
David James, Silva
Issue Date
1998-06
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.34 No.2, pp. 291-312
Abstract
This paper offers an optimality-based revision of previous syntax-driven analyses for detennining how prosodic constituency is derived from phrase structure in Korean. Under this revision, syntax-to-phonology mapping constraints (Selkirk 1987) appear to be outranked by a metrical constraint that idealizes minor phonological phrases as binary branching. This analysis accounts not only for data previously discussed in the literature on Korean phrasal phonology, but also for previously problematic data: the acoustic behavior of lax stops in existential expressions of the sort 'father(-NOM) exists'. Taken together, the theoretical discussion and the quantitative acoustic data under investigation reaffirm the notion that determining prosodic structure requires reference not only to syntactic information, but also to phonological conditions that constrain the nature of prosodic units.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/86106
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 34 Number 1/4 (1998)
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