Encoding information structure in Yucatec Maya: On the interplay of prosody and syntax

Kügler F, Skopeteas S, Verhoeven E (2007)
Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure 8: 187-208.

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The aim of this paper is to outline the means for encoding information structure in Yucatec Maya. Yucatec Maya is a tone language, displaying a three-fold opposition in the tonal realization of syllables. From the morpho-syntactic point of view, the grammar of Yucatec Maya contains morphological (topic affixes, morphological marking of out-of-focus predicates) and syntactic (designated positions) means to uniquely specify syntactic constructions for their information structure. After a descriptive overview of these phenomena, we present experimental evidence which reveals the impact of the nonavailability of prosodic alternatives on the choice of syntactic constructions in language production.
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Kügler F, Skopeteas S, Verhoeven E. Encoding information structure in Yucatec Maya: On the interplay of prosody and syntax. Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure. 2007;8:187-208.
Kügler, F., Skopeteas, S., & Verhoeven, E. (2007). Encoding information structure in Yucatec Maya: On the interplay of prosody and syntax. Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure, 8, 187-208.
Kügler, F., Skopeteas, S., and Verhoeven, E. (2007). Encoding information structure in Yucatec Maya: On the interplay of prosody and syntax. Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure 8, 187-208.
Kügler, F., Skopeteas, S., & Verhoeven, E., 2007. Encoding information structure in Yucatec Maya: On the interplay of prosody and syntax. Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure, 8, p 187-208.
F. Kügler, S. Skopeteas, and E. Verhoeven, “Encoding information structure in Yucatec Maya: On the interplay of prosody and syntax”, Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure, vol. 8, 2007, pp. 187-208.
Kügler, F., Skopeteas, S., Verhoeven, E.: Encoding information structure in Yucatec Maya: On the interplay of prosody and syntax. Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure. 8, 187-208 (2007).
Kügler, Frank, Skopeteas, Stavros, and Verhoeven, Elisabeth. “Encoding information structure in Yucatec Maya: On the interplay of prosody and syntax”. Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure 8 (2007): 187-208.
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