Prosody and the lexicon


SPArK members: Argyro Katsika

Collaborators: Nick Lester

A general interest of our lab is the prosody-lexicon interface and what these interactions tell us about speech planning and cognitive processing of speech. For this specific project, we examine whether prosodic considerations play a role in lexical selection and integration. In other words, we assess the question whether the words we choose and where we place them depend on their prosodic consequences. To this end, we investigate lexical durations in the Santa Barbara Corpus (SBC) of American English, a prosodically segmented corpus of naturally occurring speech.


We have also presented aspects of this work at: