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Major phrase, focus intonation, multiple spell-out (MaP, FI, MSO)

Ishihara, Shinichiro LU (2007) In Linguistic Review 24(2-3). p.137-167
Abstract

The article discusses interactions between syntactic derivation, semantic scopal relations, and prosodic phrasing in Japanese. I claim that the Major Phrase (MaP) is a result of the mapping of Multiple Spell-Out (MSO) domains onto prosody. I also claim that a Focus Intonation (FI), a prosodic domain triggered by focus, is created independently of MaP phrasing, contrary to previously proposed analyses, in which a FI is created by modifying MaP phrasing. The interactions between prosodic phrasing and semantic scope can be better explained by distinguishing between MaP and FI. I claim that quantifiers and their scopes are sensitive to MaP boundaries, while focus-related scope-taking elements such as wh-phrase and negative polarity items... (More)

The article discusses interactions between syntactic derivation, semantic scopal relations, and prosodic phrasing in Japanese. I claim that the Major Phrase (MaP) is a result of the mapping of Multiple Spell-Out (MSO) domains onto prosody. I also claim that a Focus Intonation (FI), a prosodic domain triggered by focus, is created independently of MaP phrasing, contrary to previously proposed analyses, in which a FI is created by modifying MaP phrasing. The interactions between prosodic phrasing and semantic scope can be better explained by distinguishing between MaP and FI. I claim that quantifiers and their scopes are sensitive to MaP boundaries, while focus-related scope-taking elements such as wh-phrase and negative polarity items are sensitive to FI domains. This generalization is explained under the MSO analysis of MaP/FI formation proposed in this article.

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137 - 167
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De Gruyter
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0167-6318
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10.1515/TLR.2007.006
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  abstract     = {<p>The article discusses interactions between syntactic derivation, semantic scopal relations, and prosodic phrasing in Japanese. I claim that the Major Phrase (MaP) is a result of the mapping of Multiple Spell-Out (MSO) domains onto prosody. I also claim that a Focus Intonation (FI), a prosodic domain triggered by focus, is created independently of MaP phrasing, contrary to previously proposed analyses, in which a FI is created by modifying MaP phrasing. The interactions between prosodic phrasing and semantic scope can be better explained by distinguishing between MaP and FI. I claim that quantifiers and their scopes are sensitive to MaP boundaries, while focus-related scope-taking elements such as wh-phrase and negative polarity items are sensitive to FI domains. This generalization is explained under the MSO analysis of MaP/FI formation proposed in this article.</p>},
  author       = {Ishihara, Shinichiro},
  issn         = {0167-6318},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
  number       = {2-3},
  pages        = {137--167},
  publisher    = {De Gruyter},
  series       = {Linguistic Review},
  title        = {Major phrase, focus intonation, multiple spell-out (MaP, FI, MSO)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/TLR.2007.006},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2007},
}