[Corpora-List] New book: Rhapsodie - A prosodic and syntactic treebank for spoken French

Sylvain Kahane sylvain at kahane.fr
Thu Jun 20 17:48:57 CEST 2019


We are pleased to announce the publication of the book Rhapsodie - A prosodic and syntactic treebank for spoken French

Field: corpus linguistics

Edited by Anne Lacheret-Dujour, Sylvain Kahane and Paola Pietrandrea CNRS Modyco, Paris Nanterre University / CNRS, SLT, Lille University

Access to the publication: https://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.89 <https://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.89>

Access to the treebank: https://www.projet-rhapsodie.fr/ <https://www.projet-rhapsodie.fr/> Freely accessible data are distributed under a Creative Commons license. The site (unfortunately mainly in French) also provides access to annotation guides.

This monograph describes the development of Rhapsodie, a 33,000-word syntactic and pro- sodic treebank of spoken French created with the aim of modeling the interface between prosody, syntax and discourse in spoken French. Theoretical foundations and methodological choices are presented and discussed, and compared with other contemporary approaches. Why is a data-driven instead of a corpus-based approach necessary when one wants to model and analyze discourse without neglecting the features typical of everyday speech, in order to capture not only what we say but also how we say it? How can one show that verbal exchange operates as a collaborative enterprise and how can the specific syntac- tic and prosodic markers of this collaboration be merged? The description proposed in this collective book is of interest for specialists of spoken French studies, and also for scholars who would like to extend Rhapsodie-like annotation schemes to other languages. Table of contents

Introduction Anne Lacheret-Dujour, Sylvain Kahane and Paola Pietrandrea

Chapter 1. Collecting data for the Rhapsodie treebank: Corpus design and ethical issues Anne Lacheret-Dujour, Paola Pietrandrea, Olivier Baude, Nicolas Obin, Anne-Catherine Simon and Atanas Tchobanov

Chapter 2. Orthographic and phonetic transcriptions of Rhapsodie recording Anne Dister, Jean-Philippe Goldman and Renaud Marlet

Chapter 3. Syntactic annotation of the Rhapsodie corpus: An overview Sylvain Kahane and Paola Pietrandrea

Chapter 4. Microsyntactic annotation Sylvain Kahane, Kim Gerdes and Rachel Bawden

Chapter 5. The annotation of list structures Sylvain Kahane, Paola Pietrandrea and Kim Gerdes

Chapter 6. Macrosyntactic annotation Paola Pietrandrea and Sylvain Kahane

Chapter 7. Annotation tools for syntax Kim Gerdes, Sylvain Kahane, Rachel Bawden, Julie Belião, Eric de la Clergerie and Ilaine Wang

Chapter 8. Prosodic annotation of the Rhapsodie corpus: Expectations and issues Anne Lacheret-Dujour

Chapter 9. The annotation of syllabic prominences and disfluencies Mathieu Avanzi, Guri Bordal, Anne Lacheret- Dujour, Nicolas Obin and Jérémi Sauvage- Vincent

Chapter 10. Segmentation into intonational periods Anne Lacheret-Dujour and Bernard Victorri

Chapter 11. Derivation of the prosodic structure Anne Lacheret-Dujour, Guri Bordal and Arthur Truong

Chapter 12. From pitch stylization to automatic tonal annotation of speech corpora Piet Mertens

Chapter 13. Tonal annotation: Stylization of complex melodic contours over arbitrary linguistic units Nicolas Obin, Julie Belião and Anne Lacheret- Dujour

Chapter 14. Tools for fundamental frequency estimation in Rhapsodie Philippe Martin

Chapter 15. Exploration of the Rhapsodie corpus: Data structure, formats and query tools Anne Lacheret-Dujour, Sylvain Kahane, Rachel Bawden, Serge Fleury and Ilaine Wang

Chapter 16. Macrosyntax at work: Functions and distribution of macrosyntactic patterns in the Rhapsodie corpus Paola Pietrandrea and Aline Delsart

Chapter 17. The distribution of prosodic features in the Rhapsodie corpus: From general observations to discourse characterization Anne Lacheret-Dujour, Guillaume Desagulier, Serge Fleury and Frédéric Isel

Chapter 18. Syntax and prosody mapping: What and how? The case of intonational periods and illocutionary units Sylvain Kahane and Anne Lacheret-Dujour

Chapter 19. Conclusion Anne Lacheret-Dujour, Sylvain Kahane and Paola Pietrandrea

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