The first meeting of the Syntax-Phonology reading group will be on September 20 from 1:00–2:30 in Room 117. The goal this semester is to look at how word order and prosody interact. More specifically, the goal is to see how prosodic evidence can be used certain syntactic analyses, with a special focus on VSO and VOS word orders across different languages. Please email Emily Elfner to be added to the email list. This first session will focus on two papers:

Kristine Yu (2009). The sound of ergativity: morphosyntax-prosody mapping in Samoan. Proceedings of NELS 39.

Grosjean, Grosjean, and Lane (1979): The patterns of silence: Performance structures in sentence productions.