Evaluating radio news intonation - autosegmental versus superpositional modelling

Maria Wolters, Hansjörg Mixdorff

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This study examines prosodic correlates of the givenness of discourse entities in German radio news speech. The material comes from the Stuttgart Radio News Corpus. Both GToBI intonation labels and a Fujisaki-style parametrization of the intonation contour were examined. We find strong word-class specific accentuation defaults; the influence of entity status is rather small and varies with word class. However, there are strong influences of newness on phrasing. The results of autosegmental and superpositional approaches complement each other nicely.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000 / INTERSPEECH 2000, Beijing, China, October 16-20, 2000
Pages581-584
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000) - Beijing, China
Duration: 16 Oct 200020 Oct 2000

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period16/10/0020/10/00

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