This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD 2008, held in Brno, Czech Republic, September 8-12, 2008.
The 79 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 173 submissions. The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to, text corpora and tagging; transcription problems in spoken corpora; sense disambiguation; links between text and speech oriented systems; parsing issues; parsing problems in spoken texts; multi-lingual issues; multi-lingual dialogue systems; information retrieval and information extraction; text/topic summarization; machine translation; semantic networks and ontologies; semantic web; speech modeling; speech segmentation; speech recognition; search in speech for IR and IE; text-to-speech synthesis; dialogue systems; development of dialogue strategies; prosody in dialogues; emotions and personality modeling; user modeling; knowledge representation in relation to dialogue systems; assistive technologies based on speech and dialogue; applied systems and software; facial animation; and visual speech synthesis