The representation of syllable structure in HPSG


  • Jesse Tseng CNRS



This paper proposes a representation for syllable structure in HPSG, building on previous work by Bird and Klein (1994), Höhle (1999), and Crysmann (2002). Instead of mapping segments into a a separate part of the sign where syllables are represented structurally, information about syllabification is encoded directly in the list of segments, the core of the PHONOLOGY value. Higher level prosodic phenomena can operate on a more abstract representation of the sequence of syllables derived from the syllabified segments list. The approach is illustrated with analyses of some word-boundary phenomena conditioned by syllable structure in French.


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Tseng, Jesse. 2008. The representation of syllable structure in HPSG. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 234–252. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2008.14) ( (Accessed July 13, 2024.)