In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
This monograph presents an experimental and theoretical inquiry into the
sentential form and variation in the prosodic structure of Catalan. The
section examines intonational phrasing across sentence forms, including SVO
structures with either nominal or sentential objects and structures
left- and right-dislocations. The results show variation in phrasing that
on syntactic factors and non-syntactic factors such as topic-hood and prosodic
binarity. The theoretical section uses Stochastic Optimality Theory to
variation and frequency distributions associated with the observed prosodic
patterns. Various syntactic and non-syntactic factors are represented by
alignment constraints, which play a major role in Catalan, and by constraints
that limit size and those that limit the overall amount of prosodic
study represents a combined approach to prosody and syntax and is of
particular relevance for theoretical and empirical linguists interested in the
relationship between these domains both in Catalan and other languages.