8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


Broad Focus Across Sentence Types in Greek

Mary Baltazani

University of California at Los Angeles, USA

In Greek main sentence stress is located on the rightmost constituent in `all new' declaratives, but for all-new negatives, polar questions, and wh-questions it is located on the negative particle, main verb, and wh-word respectively. I discuss the implications of this pattern for the focus projection rules and for the accentedness of discourse new constituents.

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Bibliographic reference.  Baltazani, Mary (2003): "Broad focus across sentence types in greek", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 89-92.