Chapter published in:In Search of Basic Units of Spoken Language: A corpus-driven approach
Edited by Shlomo Izre'el, Heliana Mello, Alessandro Panunzi and Tommaso Raso
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics 94] 2020
► pp. 309–326
Chapter 1Segmentation and analysis of the two English excerpts
The Brazilian team proposal
This paper has a tripartite focus: (1) to establish the best segmentation for two American English texts according to inter-rater agreement measurements. By doing this, we differentiate the behavior of experts and non-experts annotators. The experts’ annotation constitute the basis for the analysis; (2) to capture, measure, and analyze the phonetic features that correlate with boundaries, as they are marked by the expert annotators; (3) to informationally annotate prosodic units according to the Language into Act Theory, and analyze their corresponding information structure: in order to do this, we make and justify decisions in marking the reference units and assigning informational value to prosodic units; additionally we further discuss some cases of major disagreements.
Keywords: speech segmentation, boundaries, phonetic features, inter-rater agreement, information structure annotation
- 2.Inter-rater agreement in the segmentation
- 3.Phonetic measurements
- 4.Reference unit and IUs: A functional analysis
- 4.1The reference unit
- 4.2Intonation units and information pattern
- 5.Final remarks
Published online: 18 June 2020
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