Information-Structural Semantics for English Intonation ∗

  title={Information-Structural Semantics for English Intonation ∗},
  author={Mark Steedman},
Selkirk (1984), Hirschberg and Pierrehumbert (1986), Pier rehumbert and Hirschberg (1990), and the present author, have offered different but related acco unts of intonation structure in English and some other languages. These accounts share the assumpti on tha the system of tones identified by Pierrehumbert (1980), as modified by Pierrehumbert an d Beckman (1988) and Silverman et al. (1992), has as transparent and type-driven a semantic s i these languages as do their words and phrases. While… CONTINUE READING
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