EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Aligning Prosody and Syntax in Property Grammars

Philippe Blache, Daniel Hirst

LPL-CNRS, France

We propose in this paper a new approach for representing the prosody/syntax interface. We use for this a particular formalism, called {em Property Grammars}, in which all information is represented by means of constraints. We show how alignment constraints can implement such an interface. One of the interests of these constraints, in comparison with other approaches such as optimality theory, is the possibility of representing different information at the same level (allowing then a parallel treatment of prosody and syntax). This discussion is illustrated with the example of dislocated constructions.

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Bibliographic reference.  Blache, Philippe / Hirst, Daniel (2001): "Aligning prosody and syntax in property grammars", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1061-1064.