Paper: Frequency Matters: Pitch Accents and Information Status

ACL ID E09-1083
Title Frequency Matters: Pitch Accents and Information Status
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

This paper presents the results of a series of experiments which examine the impact of two information status categories (given and new) and frequency of occurrence on pitch accent realisations. More specifi- cally the experiments explore within-type similarity of pitch accent productions and theeffectinformationstatusandfrequency of occurrence have on these productions. The results indicate a significant influence of both pitch accent type and information status category on the degree of within- type variability, in line with exemplar- theoretic expectations.