This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
Addresses the problem of relating the acoustic and phonological descriptions of intonation. A multi-level approach and new description systems on the phonological and phonetic levels are proposed. Computer algorithms attempt to analyze and synthesize F0 contours using the new systems. Experiments and results are presented.