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Intonation : Analysis, Modelling and Technology - Antonis Botinis


Analysis, Modelling and Technology

By: Antonis Botinis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2000
ISBN: 9780792366058
Number Of Pages: 397

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ANTONIS BOTINIS 1. 1 Background This introduction provides essential information about the structure and the objects of study of this volume. Following the introduction, fourteen papers which represent current research on intonation are organised into five thematic sections: (I) Overview of Intonation, (II) Prominence and Focus, (III) Boundaries and Discourse, (IV) Intonation Modelling, and (V) Intonation Technology. Within the sections the papers are arranged thematically, although several papers which deal with various aspects of intonation and prosody are basically intersectional. As the title indicates, "Intonation: Analysis, Modelling and Technology" is a contribution to the study of prosody, with major emphasis on intonation. Intonation and tonal themes are thus the central object of the volume, although temporal and dynamic aspects are also taken into consideration by a good number of papers. Although tonal and prosodic distinctions have been dealt with throughout man's literate history with reference to the study of language, for example by classical philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, it is in recent decades that we have witnessed the most fertile growth in intonation studies, as with experimental phonetics and speech technology in general. As Rossi (this volume) points out, intonation research really began to blossom in the sixties with a multiĀ­ fold increase in prosodic studies, reflected in contributions to the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), and in the international literature.

List of contributors
Introductionp. 1
Intonation: Past, Present, Futurep. 13
Acoustic-phonetic Analysis of Prominence in Swedishp. 55
Prosodic Disambiguation in English and Italianp. 87
Contrastive Tonal Analysis of Focus Perception in Greek and Swedishp. 97
Phonetic Correlates of Statement versus Question Intonation in Dutchp. 119
Pitch Movements and Information Structure in Spontaneous Dutch Discoursep. 145
Discourse Constraints on F[subscript 0] Peak Timing in Englishp. 163
Automatic Stylisation and Modelling of French and Italian Intonationp. 185
A Phonological Model of French Intonationp. 209
A Declination Model of Mandarin Chinesep. 243
A Quantitative Model of F[subscript 0] Generation and Alignmentp. 269
Modelling of Swedish Text and Discourse Intonation in a Speech Synthesis Frameworkp. 291
A Prosodic Model for Text-to-speech Synthesis in Frenchp. 321
Prosodic Parameters of French in a Speech Recognition Systemp. 357
Index of namesp. 383
Subject indexp. 390
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792366058
ISBN-10: 0792366050
Series: Text, Speech and Language Technology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 397
Published: 30th November 2000
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.75

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