Prosodic correlates of pronoun disambiguation in Spanish

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Abstract

One of the major challenges in pronominal anaphora resolution occurs when the anaphor is ambiguous. This paper explores the interplay between prosodic features and pronominal anaphora in ambiguous discourse in Spanish. The results for duration, fundamental frequency and amplitude of the segment in the speech signal corresponding to the pronoun, complemented by data on pause occurrence and pause duration, suggest the potential role of prosody in anaphora resolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-214
JournalEstudios de Fonetica Experimental
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Discourse
  • Pronominal anaphora
  • Prosody
  • Spanish

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