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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003


Discourse Structure and Prosodic Correlates

Robert Bannert (1), Antonis Botinis (2), Barbara Gawronska (3), Argyro Katsika (2)

(1) Umeå University, Sweden
(2) University of Athens, Greece
(3) University of Skövde, Sweden

This investigation is part of a larger study with reference to the analysis of discourse structure from a crosslinguistic perspective in a computational context. TV news in Greek will be presented in this paper with main emphasis on segmentation of thematic units and prosodic correlates. Both local and global tonal cues as well as silent pauses are evident in segmentation of thematic units with reference to discourse structure.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bannert, Robert / Botinis, Antonis / Gawronska, Barbara / Katsika, Argyro (2003): "Discourse structure and prosodic correlates", In ICPhS-15, 1229-1232.