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The Syntax-Prosody Interface in Lexical Functional Grammar

  title={The Syntax-Prosody Interface in Lexical Functional Grammar},
  author={Tina B{\"o}gel},
This thesis develops a new approach to the syntax–prosody interface and establishes the integration of the phonological module into Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG). LFG is a modular grammar theory, which (among other questions) is interested in the relation between form and meaning, i.e., between what is said/perceived and what is intended/understood. An important factor with respect to this question is the distinction between two perspectives that are essential for the communication between… Expand
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  • J. Lowe
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Linguistics
  • 2015
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