Discourse Structure and Intonational Phrasing

  title={Discourse Structure and Intonational Phrasing},
  author={Klaus von Heusinger},
Theories that relate intonational structure and discourse structure concentrate on intonational and informational units that either correspond to a clause (proposition) or to a single referent. However, intermediate phrases of the intonational phrasing often segment units that are smaller than a clause, but that do not introduce a referent. Even though they are acknowledged (cf. Selkirk's "sense units"), there are no approaches that account for their role in building the discourse structure… 
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