Knowledge of Grammar , Knowledge of Usage : Syntactic Probabilities Affect Pronunciation Variation

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  title={Knowledge of Grammar , Knowledge of Usage : Syntactic Probabilities Affect Pronunciation Variation},
  author={SUSANNE GAHL SUSAN M. GARNSEY},
  year={2004}
}
  • SUSANNE GAHL SUSAN M. GARNSEY
  • Published 2004
Frequent words tend to shorten (see e.g. Schuchardt 1885, Hooper 1976), as do words that have a high probability of occurrence given a neighboring word (Jurafsky et al. 2001). This tendency has been cited in support of the claim that probabilities are an inherent part of grammar, and of syntax in particular. There is widespread consensus, however, that the syntax of natural languages cannot be captured in terms of item-to-item transitions (Chomsky 1957). Therefore, unless one considers… CONTINUE READING

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