What Can Prosody Tell a Parser?

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Abstract

In this paper, I consider how a sentence processor might use specific prosodic cues at various points in the processing of particular sentences containing (at least temporary) syntactic ambiguity. In principle, the usefulness of prosodic information depends on what a given cluster of prosodic cues typically signifies, and on which syntactic options exist for a given string: in only some instances can prosodic information provide useful disambiguating information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-192
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Psycholinguistic Research
Volume25
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

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  • Language and Linguistics
  • Psychology(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language

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What Can Prosody Tell a Parser? / Nicol, Janet L.

In: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1996, p. 179-192.

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