Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody: A Special by Duane G. Watson,Michael Wagner,Edward Gibson

By Duane G. Watson,Michael Wagner,Edward Gibson

Prosody is the rhythm, rigidity and intonation of speech, which encodes info that isn't encoded via the syntax or phrases of an utterance. Prosody is necessary for parsing speech, developing syntactic constitution, and construction a illustration of the conversational discourse version, between different linguistic functions.

In 2008, researchers from linguistics, psychology and machine technological know-how collected on the inaugural assembly of the convention on Experimental and Theoretical methods to Prosody at Cornell college. The papers during this quantity symbolize the leading edge of the prosody paintings offered at that conference.

The articles during this unique factor take on a couple of key questions: What form of information regarding syntax, semantics, and context is mirrored in prosody and intonation? How a lot of that details can a listener retrieve from the sign? How does this data facilitate language processing in on-line conversations? How can this data be used to parse corpora, and the way can corpora be used to check theories on prosody?

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