The book presents a generative account of the relation between the prosodic and syntactic structure in Hungarian. It shows that, in order to account for the various scope readings of a single syntactic structure, one has to consider the respective prosodic realizations suggesting a direct relation between Phonetic Form and Logical Form. Universal principles of this relation are supported by data from a number of languages.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002. 328 pp., num. graphs and tables
Contents: Preliminary Thoughts on Prosody – On Stress and its Manifestations – Stress and Syntactic vs. Semantic Categories
– Metrical Phonology and the Syntax of Hungarian – The Outlines of a Metrical Model of Hungarian Syntax – The Underlying Prosodic-Communicative
Structure of the Hungarian Sentence – Complex Prosodic Structures and their Logical Interpretation – Operator Scope and Prosody
– Logical Form, Prosody and Universal Implications.