Explicit and Implicit Prosody in Sentence Processing

Studies in Honor of Janet Dean Fodor

  • Lyn Frazier
  • Edward Gibson

Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Lyn Frazier, Edward Gibson
    Pages 1-7
  3. Explicit Prosody

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Claire Beyssade, Barbara Hemforth, Jean-Marie Marandin, Cristel Portes
      Pages 39-61
    3. Duane G Watson, Andrés Buxó-Lugo, Dominique C Simmons
      Pages 85-98
    4. Michael K. Tanenhaus, Chigusa Kurumada, Meredith Brown
      Pages 99-118
    5. Thomas Wasow, Roger Levy, Robin Melnick, Hanzhi Zhu, Tom Juzek
      Pages 133-158
  4. Implicit Prosody

About this book


Top researchers in prosody and psycholinguistics present their research and their views on the role of prosody in processing speech and also its role in reading.  The volume characterizes the state of the art in an important area of psycholinguistics. How are general constraints on prosody (‘timing’) and intonation (‘melody’) used to constrain the parsing and interpretation of spoken language? How are they used to assign a default prosody/intonation in silent reading, and more generally what is the role of phonology in reading?  Prosody and intonation interact with phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics and thus are at the very core of language processes.


Clefting, parallelism, and focus in ellipsis sentences Cross-linguistic studies Empirical investigations of implicit prosody Extraposition and prosodic monsters in German Processing of direct and indirect speech Prosodic Focus Prosodic Priming in Relative Clause Attachment Prosodic realizations of information focus in French Prosody and intention recognition Prosody and its role in parsing and interpretation Prosody and sentence processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Lyn Frazier
    • 1
  • Edward Gibson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of Massachusetts, AmherstAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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