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