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Downstepped Contours in the Given/New Distinction: Presentation Powerpoint Slides

Gravano, Agustin

This presentation starts with an introduction to ToBI or Tones and Break Indices. The introduction includes a review of discourse structure, information status, the meaning of intonational contours, and downstepped contours. Next, the presentation discusses the Boston Directions Corpus. This discussion includes a description of the corpus, a description of downstep and discourse structure, and a description of downstep and information status. The presentation ends with a discussion of the Games Project, including a description of the corpus as well as areas of ongoing and future research.


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Computer Science
Workshop on the Role of Prosody in Structuring Discourse
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August 7, 2013