Syntactic and Eurhythmic Constraints on Phrasing Decisions in Catalan *

  title={Syntactic and Eurhythmic Constraints on Phrasing Decisions in Catalan *},
  author={Pilar Prieto},
This article investigates the role of syntactic and prosodic markedness constraints on the construction of phonological phrases (/or p-phrases) in Catalan. It is shown that the construction of prosodic structure in this language cannot solely rely on syntactic information but rather also has to refer to prosodic markedness constraints which regulate the size and eurhythmicity of phrase constituents. Specifically, phonological phrasing in Catalan is determined, among other things, by the… CONTINUE READING
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