The study of the interface between syntax and phonology is a new area in modern linguistics. The term phonology in this interdisciplinary study specifically refers to prosody; it is therefore sometimes called prosodic syntax, i.e., the study of how syntax is constrained by prosody.
Prosody mainly concerns suprasegmental phenomena such as mora/syllable weight or length, stress, intonation, rhythm, etc. in natural speech (Liberman…
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“Syntax-Phonology Interface”, in:
Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma.
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