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Author Kunter, Gero
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Prominence Pattern ♦ English Nominal Compound ♦ English Nounnoun Compound ♦ Second Element ♦ Pertinent Statistic ♦ Perception Experiment ♦ Left Prominence ♦ Different Raters ♦ Naive Listener ♦ Many Listener ♦ Prominence Relation ♦ Right Prominence ♦ English Compound ♦ Index Term
Abstract This paper investigates prominence patterns in English nounnoun compounds. A perception experiment is presented in which naive listeners rated the prominence relation between the two elements. It is found that either the first or the second element of the stimuli is perceived as more prominent, and that the distinction can be considered categorical. Pertinent statistics are discussed that can assess the reliability of different raters. It is shown that right prominence is more difficult to perceive by many listeners than left prominence. Index Terms: English compounds, prominence patterns, perception 1.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article