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LCEAL: Nick Kalivoda and Shinichiro Ishihara (Lund) "Match Theory: An Overview"

1 November 2021 15:15 to 17:00 Seminar

Speakers: Nick Kalivoda & Shinichiro Ishihara (Lund) Title: Match Theory: An Overview

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Abstract:

In this talk, we introduce Match Theory, an Optimality-Theoretic approach to the syntax–phonology interface proposed by Selkirk (2011), using mostly Japanese data as examples. The theory states that a family of Match constraints favor syntax–prosody isomorphism, but that these can be outranked by constraints on prosodic wellformedness and/or information structure, resulting in certain principled mismatches. We compare Match Theory to previous OT approaches involving edge-alignment, and discuss several outstanding issues for Match Theory such as the proper treatment of asymmetries in syntax–prosody matching.

About the event:

1 November 2021 15:15 to 17:00

Location:
Zoom (Preregistration required)

Contact:
shinichiro.ishiharaostas.luse

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