The accenting of contextually 'given' information constitutes a problem for analyses that regard accents as correlating only with 'new' information. It will be shown that the accenting of 'given' information is explainable as resulting from general metrical well-formedness conditions on prosodic constituents. Units higher than the word are seen to obey the same metrical constraints that are present at the word level.
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
|Event||Eurospeech 91: 2nd European conference on speech communication and technology - Genoa|
Duration: 1991 Sep 24 → …
|Conference||Eurospeech 91: 2nd European conference on speech communication and technology|
|Period||1991/09/24 → …|
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The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- General Language Studies and Linguistics
- metrical structure
- prosodic structure
- intermediate phrase
- accentual phrase
- 'given information'
- 'new information'