A constraint-based approach to English prosodic constituents

E Klein

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The paper develops a constraint-based theory of prosodic phrasing and prominence, based on an HPSG framework, with an implementation in ALE. Prominence and juncture are represented by n-ary branching metrical trees. The general aim is to define prosodic structures recursively, in parallel with the definition of syntactic structures. We address a number of prima facie problems arising from the discrepancy between syntactic and prosodic structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1-55860-729-3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event38th Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Computational-Linguistics - Hong Kong
Duration: 1 Oct 20008 Oct 2000


Conference38th Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Computational-Linguistics
CityHong Kong

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