ESCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on
Speech Input/Output Assessment and Speech Databases

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
September 20-23, 1989

Syntactic Structures and Lexicon Requirements for Semantically Unpredictable Sentences in a Number of Languages

Martine Grice

Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, London, UK

Five loosely defined syntactic structures have been proposed as the basis for the generation of semantically unpredictable sentences in a number of European languages. Semantically unpredictable examples of sentences using these structures are provided along with a number of constraints on the lexicon for each syntactic category.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Grice, Martine (1989): "Syntactic structures and lexicon requirements for semantically unpredictable sentences in a number of languages", In SIOA-1989, Vol.2, 19-22.