10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Perception of Temporal Cues at Discourse Boundaries

Hsin-Yi Lin, Janice Fon

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

This study investigates the role of temporal cues in the perception at discourse boundaries. Target cues were penult lengthening, final lengthening, and pause duration. Results showed that different cues are weighted differently for different purposes. Final lengthening is more important for subjects to detect boundaries, while pause duration is more responsible in cuing the boundary sizes.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Lin, Hsin-Yi / Fon, Janice (2009): "Perception of temporal cues at discourse boundaries", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 808-811.