Speech Prosody 2010
Chicago, IL, USA
This paper presents a model of pragmatic focus interpretation that is assumed to be part of a complete language comprehension model and that is inspired by Levelt's language processing model. The model is derived from our empirical data on the role of accentuation, prosodic indicators of uncertainty and context for pragmatic focus interpretation. In its present state, the model is restricted to these data, but nevertheless generates predictions.
Index Terms: prosody, context, pragmatic focus, utterance interpretation, uncertainty
Bibliographic reference. Wollermann, Charlotte / Schade, Ulrich / Fisseni, Bernhard / Schröder, Bernhard (2010): "Accentuation, uncertainty and exhaustivity towards a model of pragmatic focus interpretation", In SP-2010, paper 063.