ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999

Prosodic correlates of information structure in Swedish human-human dialogues

Merle Horne, Petra Hansson, Gösta Bruce, Johan Frid

Investigation of travel agent (~System) Task-related utterances reveals intonational contours where focal accents occur on information given previously in the dialogue by the client (~User). The accentuation can be related to the interactive nature of dialogue where the information holder picks up on a Task-related topic introduced by the client and comments on it in an engaged manner.

Keywords: prosody, accentuation, information structure, dialogue, speech synthesis, Given-New


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-11

Cite as: Horne, M., Hansson, P., Bruce, G., Frid, J. (1999) Prosodic correlates of information structure in Swedish human-human dialogues. Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999), 29-32, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-11

@inproceedings{horne99_eurospeech,
  author={Merle Horne and Petra Hansson and Gösta Bruce and Johan Frid},
  title={{Prosodic correlates of information structure in Swedish human-human dialogues}},
  year=1999,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999)},
  pages={29--32},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-11}
}