Description of Polish speech rhythm using rhythm metrics and time-delay approach: A comparative study

Agnieszka Wagner


The goal of this study is to provide a multidimensional description of rhythmic structure of Polish utterances. For this purpose a time-delay approach proposed in [1] is applied and results of qualitative and quantitative analyses based on time-delay plots are compared with results obtained with selected rhythm metrics. The study shows that description that relies on a combination of rhythmic scores is inconclusive and difficult to interpret, because it does not account for rhythmic structuring nor grouping. The time-delay approach, on the contrary, appears to be very efficient in exploring short-time and long-term timing variability that determines Polish speech rhythm.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-62

Cite as: Wagner, A. (2014) Description of Polish speech rhythm using rhythm metrics and time-delay approach: A comparative study. Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014, 377-381, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-62.


@inproceedings{Wagner2014,
  author={Agnieszka Wagner},
  title={{Description of Polish speech rhythm using rhythm metrics and time-delay approach: A comparative study}},
  year=2014,
  booktitle={Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014},
  pages={377--381},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-62},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-62}
}