Evidence for Phonological Constraints on Nuclear Accent Placement

  title={Evidence for Phonological Constraints on Nuclear Accent Placement},
  author={James Sneed German and Janet B. Pierrehumbert and Stefan Kaufmann},
  pages={151 - 168}
The distribution of pitch accents in speech is a topic of long-standing importance because it reflects the relationships amongst different levels of representation; phonology, syntax, semantics, and information structure. The broad tendency for accents to be located on new information is a classic observation, but formalizing the principles which govern accent placement in all cases has proved to be a difficult challenge. In this paper, we use experimental data to explore in depth the accent… 

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