Finite-state phonology in HPSG

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Attention on constraint-based grammar formalisms such as Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) has focussed on syntax and semantics to the exclusion of phonology. This paper investigates the incorporation of a non-procedural theory of phonology into HPSG, based on the 'one-level' model of Bird & Ellison (1992). The standard rule-representation distinction is replaced by the description-object distinction which is more germane in the context of constraint-based grammar. Prosodic domains, which limit the applicability of phonological constraints, are expressed in a prosodic type hierarchy modelled on HPSG's lexical type hierarchy. Interactions between phonology and morphology and between phonology and syntax are discussed and exemplified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th conference on Computational linguistics-Volume 1
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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