Speech Prosody 2002

Aix-en-Provence, France
April 11-13, 2002

Prosodic Information in an Integrated Lexicon

Dafydd Gibbon

Universität Bielefeld, Germany

A Integrated Lexicon framework is proposed for combining insights from current separate prosodic research paradigms (language resource creation, experimental psycholinguistics, rules for speech synthesis, sentence search space restriction in speech recognition, prosody in discourse, emotional prosody) in the medium term into work in general and computational linguistics. Three principles for integrating autonomous prosodic information into the lexicon are proposed (the Compositionality Principle, the Semiotic Principle, and the Metalocutionary Principle), and used as a framework for developing hierarcical attribute-value (AV) lexical representations for nuclear contours and the prosody of discourse particles.

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Bibliographic reference.  Gibbon, Dafydd (2002): "Prosodic information in an integrated lexicon", In SP-2002, 335-338.