Informational Status and Pitch Accent Distribution in Spontaneous Dialogues in English

  title={Informational Status and Pitch Accent Distribution in Spontaneous Dialogues in English},
  author={Kiwako Ito and Shari R. Speer and Mary E. Beckman},
Revealing the relations between pitch accent types and the informational status of words requires a refined discourse analysis of spontaneous speech. A cooperative unscripted task in which subjects gave instructions for decorating Christmas trees successfully induced production of target adjective-noun pairs conveying new/given and contrastive information. Adapting Grosz and Sidner’s intention-based discourse analysis [1], each target word was tagged for its newness or givenness and also for… CONTINUE READING
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