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By Tobias Scheer

Following up at the consultant to Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface Theories (2011), written from a theory-neutral viewpoint, this booklet lays out the author's method of the representational part of the interface. the most perception is that diacritics reminiscent of hash-marks or prosodic ingredients don't qualify in a modular surroundings. the choice is that basically syllabic area, i.e. CV devices, could be vendors of morpho-syntactic details. this concept is labored out in specific case stories of a couple of languages within the framework of CVCV (or strict CV), which makes the booklet the second quantity of A Lateral idea of Phonology (2004).

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1990) introduced the lateral project, but ran out of breath half-way: the result is a hybrid model where lateral relations cohabitate with arboreal structure that is left over from the traditional tree-based approach. 1 §208): either syllable structure is lateral or it is arboreal – it cannot be both. Hence if the lateral project is on the right track, it must be applied all the way down. This is what Lowenstamm's (1996) idea is about: arboreal syllable structure is done away with altogether (constituents reduce to a strict sequence of non-branching onsets and non-branching nuclei), and lateral relations alone define syllabic positions.

Nespor & Vogel (1986) for example make the difference explicit, but leave it at that. (2) "In relation to the difference between the morpho-syntactic and prosodic hierarchies, it should be noted, furthermore, that the two differ not only in the way they divide a given string into constituents. They also differ with respect to depth. " Nespor & Vogel (1986:2) Nespor & Vogel say the same thing as van Oostendorp (2010): there is no particular reason why syntactic rules are recursive, but phonological tree-building is not.

Therefore, what happened when SPE-type hash marks were replaced by prosodic domains in the early 80s is that the local insertion baby was thrown out with the diacritic bathwater: since diacritic hash marks are bad, they need to go. The fact that they had a second property – local insertion – went unnoticed. Also, it is evident that a local and non-diacritic alternative is rather counter-intuitive. 1: What representational communication with phonology is about kind of object could be inserted into the linear string that is not a hash mark-like diacritic?

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