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Syntax-Phonology Interface
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The syntax-phonology interface refers to the correspondence between the syntactic structure of an utterance and its phonological encoding.

Most linguistic theories divide language into computational systems, such as the phonological, morphological, and syntactic (a practice that goes back at least to Morris 1938 within the linguistics literature). The syntactic component is responsible for the construction of sentences, the phonological component for how those sentences are pronounced. The syn…

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David Goldstein, “Syntax-Phonology Interface”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000336>
First published online: 2013

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