Information structure in linguistic theory and in speech production : validation of a cross-linguistic data set

  • The aim of this paper is to validate a dataset collected by means of production experiments which are part of the Questionnaire on Information Structure. The experiments generate a range of information structure contexts that have been observed in the literature to induce specific constructions. This paper compares the speech production results from a subset of these experiments with specific claims about the reflexes of information structure in four different languages. The results allow us to evaluate and in most cases validate the efficacy of our elicitation paradigms, to identify potentially fruitful avenues of future research, and to highlight issues involved in interpreting speech production data of this kind.

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Author:Sam Hellmuth, Stavros Skopeteas
Parent Title (German):Interdisciplinary studies on information structure / Ishihara, S., S. Jannedy, and A. Schwarz (eds.) ; Working Papers of the SFB 632, Interdisciplinary studies on information structure (ISIS) ; Vol. 8
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2008/11/06
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/11/06
Tag:cleft constructions; clitic doubling; de-accenting; focus position; presentational constructions; scrambling; topicalization
Page Number:46
First Page:141
Last Page:186
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht