ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1993
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1993

Prosodic cues to the perception of constituent boundaries

Jan Roelof de Pijper, Angelien Sanderman

This article is concerned with the relationship between the strength of prosodic boundaries in spoken utterances as perceived by untrained listeners and the phonetic cues melodic discontinuity, pause and declination reset. It is shown that boundary strength can be approached and measured as a perceptual variable in its own right. Clear relationships are found between perceptual boundary strength and both phonetic events and predicted prosodic boundary levels.

Keywords: prosody, intonation, pausing, boundary strength


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1993-286

Cite as: Pijper, J.R.d., Sanderman, A. (1993) Prosodic cues to the perception of constituent boundaries. Proc. 3rd European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1993), 1210-1214, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1993-286

@inproceedings{pijper93_eurospeech,
  author={Jan Roelof de Pijper and Angelien Sanderman},
  title={{Prosodic cues to the perception of constituent boundaries}},
  year=1993,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1993)},
  pages={1210--1214},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1993-286}
}