14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

A Phonetic Morpheme Lexicon for German

Andreas Mengel

Institut für maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung, University of Stuttgart, Germany

The availability of computerized lexical data is growing. In spite of this fact, little resources are available for the minimal functional units of language: morphemes. For German several morpheme lexica provide morphemes in orthographical representation, only one of them provides this infomiation in a machine readable form. Yet, no resource is available that lists the complete morpheme inventory of German in a phonetical representation. This paper argues in favour of phonetic morpheme databases for phonetic research and speech applications. Procedures for the development of a database for German are described and first results from analyses are reported.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mengel, Andreas (1999): "A phonetic morpheme lexicon for German", In ICPhS-14, 1229-1232.