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Phonology Circle 10/4 - Kirill Shklovsky

Join us on 10/4 for a presentation by Kirill Shklovsky on his recent work on Tseltal intonation.

Speaker: Kirill Shklovsky (MIT)
Title: Tseltal Prosody: Un Primer Acercamiento
Time: Monday 10/4, 5pm, 32-D831

In this talk I will present (in English) some beginnings of an analysis of Tseltal (Mayan) prosody. In particular I will argue that intonational phrases in unmarked declarative sentences are marked by high (or rising) boundary tones, and that pre-verbal DPs in this verb-initial language project an intonational phrase boundary. I will consider some possible algorithms for assigning tones to syllables, and time permitting, we will discuss the prosody of wh- and yes/no questions in this language.

Upcoming talks:
Oct 18: Ari Goldberg (Tufts)
Oct 25: Youngah Do (MIT)
Nov 1: Sverre Stauland (Harvard)
Nov 8: Natalie Boll-Avetisyan (Potsdam)
Nov 15: Michael Kenstowicz (MIT)
Nov 29: RUMMIT Practice talks

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