By Charles Marfo
This e-book discusses points of the grammar of Akan, a language spoken in Ghana, and the theoretical points of the connection among phonology and syntax. really, a few buildings are explored within the standpoint of the phonology-syntax interface. The lifestyles of phrasal or post-lexical ideas has inspired study within the phonology-syntax interface. during this regard, linguists are confronted with a few theoretical questions. considered one of them is with recognize to how the phonology-syntax interface may be conceived; via Direct Reference or oblique Reference? it truly is complicated during this e-book that the phonology may perhaps make connection with the syntax, yet in simple terms remotely in the course of the prosodic constitution of the phonological section of the grammar (e.g. Zec and Inkelas 1990). Syntactic research of a few of the structures explored are performed within the framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar (e.g. Bresnan 2001). it truly is claimed that the prosodic constitution essentially pertains to the constituent constitution of Lexical-Functional Grammar via a proposed mapping set of rules, the Compositional Mapping concept. this can be with a view to accurately clarify the phrasal principles happening within the explored Akan buildings.
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10) a. ’ b. , Inkelas and Zec 1995) relies on branching of any maximal projection and, with it, only immediate sisters of a common maximal projection are mapped into one φ. In the explanation of B-A in Akan simple clauses, arboreal mapping does not do any better than relation-based mapping and end-based mapping.
In addition, a preferred mapping theory in one language should be able to explain most, if not all, phrasal rules in that language. , however, mapping theories (or constraints) could be put together to explain (non)occurrences that would seem intractable with only one of the mapping theories. But this results in mapping complexities. I briefly explore the above-mentioned mapping theories and test whether any of them could consistently predict a common tone sandhi in Akan I have referred to as boundary assimilation (B-A).
But, as noted earlier, it is important to note that syntactic constituents are not readily accessible to phrasal rule applications. The emboldened arrows also distinguish the unparallel relationship between the p-structure and the c-structure from the parallel one existing between the a-, f-, and c-structures of syntax, which is noted by ordinary linking lines. 5) and they consist of those grammatical facts that do not overtly obtain at c-structure. From the diagram, as indicated by the arrows towards ‘other grammatical information’ this includes information that are spelled out in the a- and f-structures of the syntax and in the general phonological structure.