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Acknowledgements I would like to begin by acknowledging the invaluable support of my advisor, Mark Johnson, whose level of knowledge and expertise I can only hope to achieve someday. Special thanks are also due to my other committee members: to Tom Griffiths, for arriving at Brown in the nick of time (among many other feats), and to Katherine Demuth and(More)
The topic of the syntax-phonology interface is broad, encompassing different submodules of grammar and interactions of these. This chapter addresses one fundamental aspect of the syntax-phonology interface in detail: the relation between syntactic constituency and the prosodic constituent domains for sentence-level phonological and phonetic phenomena. Two(More)
We introduce Whistler, a trainable Text-to-Speech (TTS) system, that automatically learns the model parameters from a corpus. Both prosody parameters and concatenative speech units are derived through the use of probabilistic learning methods that have been successfully used for speech recognition. Whistler can produce synthetic speech that sounds very(More)
We describe a hypercube ray-tracing program for rendering computer graphics. For small models, which fit in the memory of a single processor, the ray-tracer uses a scattered decomposition of pixels to balance the load, and achieves a very high efficiency. The more interesting case of large models, which cannot be stored in a single processor, requires a(More)
All reasoning is search and casting about, and requires pains and application. 1 Introduction The perspective that I will describe in this paper is the result of some work over the last ten years or so aimed at building an automatic morphological analyzer— that is, an explicit algorithm that takes natural language text as its input, and produces the(More)
Sharon Inkelas. Although I have not been able to address all the points raised in these discussions, I am now aware of many more interesting issues, thanks to these people. One goal of post-SPE generative phonology has been to constrain possible input-output pairs. While SPE (Chomsky and Halle 1968) permitted any input-output pair to be stipulated, later(More)
The purpose of this paper is to describe the basic functioning of dynamic computational theories, and to show how this family of theories can be applied to provide a revealing typology of quantity-insensitive accentual systems. 1 To this end, we will discuss quantity-sensitive systems briefly — in part, to reveal the nature of the boundary between the two(More)