15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

The fields on the Way to Prosody: Alternatives to Phrase Structure Based Approaches to Prosody

Kim Gerdes (1), Hi-Yon Yoo (2)

(1) Université Paris X, France
(2) Université Paris 7, France

We present a model for prosodic synthesis in the framework of the Meaning-Text Theory. We discuss the usefulness of the dependency tree as the syntactic representation in comparison to the usual X-bar phrase structure, and we introduce a topological and a phonological representation as intermediate steps in the generation process. The correspondences between the different levels are formalized and implemented, and several grammars have been developed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Gerdes, Kim / Yoo, Hi-Yon (2003): "The fields on the way to prosody: alternatives to phrase structure based approaches to prosody", In ICPhS-15, 559-562.