This paper discusses an intriguing syntax-prosody interface phenomenon in Dela, an Austronesian language spoken on Rote Island, eastern Indonesia. Typologically, Dela is an SVO language where the NPâ€™s head-adjunct relation is marked by a light/heavy syllable alternation resulting in C(onsonant) deletion/insertion. Our study contributes to the typological and theoretical research on the nature and function of prosody in grammar. We demonstrate that LFGâ€™s modular model nicely captures the syntax-prosody phenomenon in Dela.
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||Proceedings of the LFGâ€™21 Conference - Online|
Duration: 1 Jan 2021 → …
|Conference||Proceedings of the LFGâ€™21 Conference|
|Period||1/01/21 → …|