Conference Proceeding

Prosodic scrambling

This paper presents a prosodic movement analysis of "multiple scrambling" in Japanese. The organization of this paper is as follows. Section 2 argues that there are two kinds of scrambling, i.e. syntactic scrambling and prosodic scrambling. It is shown that the latter type of scrambling, which targets a prosodic constituent rather than a syntactic constituent, accommodates "multiple scrambling." Section 3 presents consequences of our analysis. Section 4 discusses the lack of locality effects with prosodic scrambling. Section 5 makes concluding remarks.