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On prosodic structure and its relation to syntactic structure.

Elisabeth O. Selkirk

On prosodic structure and its relation to syntactic structure.

by Elisabeth O. Selkirk

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Published by Indiana University Linguistics Club in Bloomington .
Written in English


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Pagination31 p.
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  Scholarly views are divided as to the source of children’s knowledge of prosodic structure. Within the framework of a usage-based approach, this chapter compares prosodic structures in children learning four languages at the end of the single-word period in order to identify sources of both similarities and differences between children, within and across . Prosodic Phonology. I. Historical Development of Prosodic Analysis An approach to the analysis of phonological structure which differs in fundamental ways from virtually every other 20 th century view was developed by John R. Firth () at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, beginning in the late s. Though it was never well defined, Firth’s general position.

Types of structure ‘probes’: syntactic constituents •Pseudo-clefts (‘wh-cleft’) –If you have a sentence: The boy kicked the ball –then you can pick out the constituents of the sentence using the pseudocleftconstruction: •what the boy kicked File Size: KB. This thesis contains three sets of studies designed to explore the identification and function of prosodic features in English. The first section explores an aspect of the function of prosody in determining the propositional content of a sentence by investigating the relationship between syntactic structure and intonational phrasing.

  Right Peripheral Fragments Right dislocation and related phenomena in Romance. Information structure and its syntactic manifestation. On prosodic structure and its relation to syntactic structure. In Nordic Prosody, Torsten Pages: The universals are presented and analyzed in relation to three categories: (a) general properties of prosodic structure, (b) the geometry of prosodic Cited by: 9.


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On prosodic structure and its relation to syntactic structure. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Linguistics Club, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth O Selkirk. On prosodic structure and its relation to syntactic structure Unknown Binding – January 1, by Elisabeth O Selkirk (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Unknown Binding, Author: Elisabeth O Selkirk. The Structure of Spoken Language Intonation in Romance. Get access.

An independent prosodic structure assembles the prosodic words into a hierarchy and predicts actual spontaneous speech data on the basis of a ‘dependency to the right' principle.' Selkirk, Elisabeth O. () On prosodic structure and its relation to syntactic Cited by: 1. The universals are presented and analyzed in relation to three categories: (a) general properties of prosodic structure, (b) the geometry of prosodic constituents, and (c) prosodic structure Author: Irene Vogel.

Prosodic Features and Prosodic Structure presents an overall view of the nature of prosodic features of language - accent, stress, rhythm, tone, pitch, and intonation - Author: Anthony Fox.

The Prosodic Structure of Function Words immediately dominate only constituents of the next level down in the prosodic hierarchy, Ci That the Strict Layer Hypothesis should instead be factored out into more primitive component constraints, each with an independent status in the grammar, is argued by Inkelas and Ito and Mester In linguistics, prosody is concerned with those elements of speech that are not individual phonetic segments (vowels and consonants) but are properties of syllables and larger units of speech, including linguistic functions such as intonation, tone, stress, and elements are known as suprasegmentals.

Prosody may reflect various features of the speaker or the. what unsettling that the relationship between prosodic and syntactic structure appears so tenuous, as for exam-ple in Selkirk’s account [10, 11, 12].

Selkirk’s prosodic structure differs from standard phrase structure on sev-eral counts, but most notably because it is much flatter than standard phrase structure, which is heavily right. Syntactic Structures is a major work in linguistics by American linguist Noam Chomsky.

It was first published in It introduced the idea of transformational generative grammar. This approach to syntax (the study of sentence structures) was fully formal (based on symbols and rules). At its base, this method uses phrase structure : Noam Chomsky.

This paper investigates the influence of prosodic structure on the process of sentence comprehension, with a specific focus on the relative contributions of syntactic and prosodic information to the resolution of temporary syntactic closure ambiguities.

We argue that prosodic structure provides an initial memory representation for spoken sentences, and that Cited by: E. Selkirk, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2 The Syntax–Prosodic Structure Interface: Serialist or Parallelist. The classic generative model of the relation between syntax and phonology is an input–output model, in which surface syntactic representation, the output of the syntactic component, is input to the phonological component.

define its relationship with the syntactic structure of the sentence applied to French data. Relations of dependency To characterize the properties of the prosodic and syntactic structures we will need a set of 4 dependency relations: A -> B A depends of B on the right, A selects B on its right, B precedes A;File Size: KB.

This book provides a state-of-the-art survey of intonation and prosodic structure. Taking a phonological perspective, it shows how morpho-syntactic constituents are mapped to prosodic constituents according to well-formedness by: 6. prosodic structure. Nespor & Vogel's () algorithm makes use of the hierarchical syntactic relations between constituents (the 'relation-based theory'), whereas Selkirk defends the 'end-based' theory: a prosodic domain 'will have as its terminal string the stretch of the surface syntactic structure that is.

structure is projected from f-structure, i.e. from the syntax. In this paper, we explore the prosody-semantics interface in terms of an architecture in which the two are mediated by syntax (c-structure, f-structure) and which places the string itself at the heart of any account of the relevant interface Size: KB.

This book provides a state-of-the-art survey of intonation and prosodic structure. Taking a phonological perspective, it shows how morpho-syntactic constituents are mapped to prosodic constituents according to well-formedness conditions. This view makes three predictions for the processing of temporary syntactic ambiguity: 1.

When prosodic and syntactic boundaries coincide, syntactic processing should be facilitated. When prosodic boundaries are placed at misleading points in syntactic structure, syntactic processing should show interference effects. by: Constituent structure can be shown to determine the meanings of sentences, for example.

Every theory of meaning requires that the account of meaning obeys Frege's Principle of Compositionality (Frege ), which states that the meaning of a complex expression is determined by its this connection, it is noteworthy that the sentence in (1) above is.

constraints relating syntactic structure and prosodic structure, which, in given syntactic configurations, were thought to result in mismatches between syntactic and prosodic constituency (see Nespor & VogelSelkirkand discussion in Section ).

A third type of argument for the distinctness of prosodic and syntactic structures is due. prosodic phrasing only partially determine the prosodic structure of a sentence. The selected phrasing appears to be the result of the interaction of multiple factors, such as the kind and placement of pitch accents, the lengths of words and syntactic constituents, the speech rate, the syntactic structure, and the focal Size: KB.

Prosodic Features and Prosodic Structure presents an overall view of the nature of prosodic features of language - accent, stress, rhythm, tone, pitch, and intonation - and shows how these connect to sound systems and meaning.

It is a work of great scholarship and learning, expressed in way that will be accessible to all linguists from advanced undergraduates to Reviews: 1.Prosodic structure and syntactic structure are not identical; neither are they unrelated.

associated with the different structures and their relation to the disambiguation results, and (3) a phonetic analysis of Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 90, No. 6, December Pdce eta/.: Use of prosody in syntactic disambiguation the syntax, but.Syntax, Information Structure, Embedded Prosodic Phrasing and the levels of prosodic structure ‘feet,’ and Ito & Mester () call the levels higher than the prosodic domains correspond to syntactic phrases (relation-based and phase) or syntactic edges (edge-based and alignment).

For English, or German, the.