Third European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Berlin, Germany
September 22-25, 1993


Prosodic Differences in Reading Style: Isolated vs. Contextualized Sentences

Juan M. Garrido, Joaquim Llisterri, Carme de la Mota, Antonio Rios

Departament de Filologia Espanyola, Universitat Autdnoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Global properties of the F0 contour and local phenomena related to lexical stress have been analyzed in a set of read isolated sentences. The results have been compared with those obtained for the same set of sentences embedded in paragraphs. The results show that the main differences are concentrated on global F0 contours.

Keywords: Prosody, Reading Style, Declination, Stress.

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Bibliographic reference.  Garrido, Juan M. / Llisterri, Joaquim / Mota, Carme de la / Rios, Antonio (1993): "Prosodic differences in reading style: isolated vs. contextualized sentences", In EUROSPEECH'93, 573-576.