IRCS Technical Reports Series

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

January 1998

Comments

University of Pennsylvania Institute for Research in Cognitive Science Technical Report No. IRCS-98-02.

Abstract

This paper proposes a theory relating syntax, semantics, and intonational prosody, and covering a wide range of English intonational tunes and their semantic interpretation in terms of focus and information structure. The theory is based on a version of combinatory categorial grammar which directly pairs phonological and logical forms without intermediary representational levels.

Keywords

Intonation, Syntax, Information Structures, Focus, Categorical Grammar

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