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1 Workshop at which this work was first presented (Utrecht, June 22-24, 1994). For comments on this material, we are grateful to them and the other workshop participants, especially Austin have provided valuable feedback; and the comments, questions, and suggestions from the participants in the (eventually joint) UMass and Rutgers Correspondence Theory(More)
In this essay a new theory of stress and linguistic rhythm will be elaborated, based on the proposals of Liberman (1975).' It will be argued that certain features of prosodic systems like that of English, in particular the phenomenon of "stress subordination", are not to be referred primarily to the properties of individual segments (or syllables), but(More)
Acknowledgements Many people deserve thanks in helping me progress from my mother's womb to nishing my dissertation. Rather than beginning with the doctor who delivered me and lling pages and pages with names, I'll say one big generic thanks to all who deserve to be thanked but aren't mentioned here by name. My advisor, Mitch Marcus, deserves a great deal(More)
We present``Transcriber'', a tool for assisting in the creation of speech corpora, and describe some aspects of its development and use. Transcriber was designed for the manual segmentation and transcription of long duration broadcast news recordings, including annotation of speech turns, topics and acoustic conditions. It is highly portable, relying on the(More)
Preposed negation yes/no (yn)-questions like Doesn't John drink? necessarily carry the implicature that the speaker thinks John drinks, whereas non-preposed negation yn-questions like Does John not drink? do not necessarily trigger this implicature. Furthermore, preposed negation yn-questions have a reading " double-checking " Ô and a reading "(More)
The problem of quantitatively comparing tile performance of different broad-coverage grammars of En-glish has to date resisted solution. Prima facie, known English grammars appear to disagree strongly with each other as to the elements of even tile simplest sentences. For instance, the grammars of Steve Abneying), Don tfindle (AT&T), Bob Ingria (BBN), and(More)