ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

Manifestations of contrastive emphasis in jaw movement in dialogue

Donna Erickson, Kevin Lenzo, Masashi Sawada

Using an automatic tool for measuring and segmenting movement segments of x-ray microbeam pellet tracings, we measured various dimensions of jaw movement in the vertical direction during productions of contrastive emphasis in elicited dialogue situations. We find that the measures maximum vertical displacement and total area seem to correlate highly with contrastive emphasis, and are sufficient for differentiating between syllables spoken with contrastive emphasis and those spoken without contrastive emphasis. Moreover, these measures increase as the speaker is asked to repeat the same correction two to five times.


Cite as: Erickson, D., Lenzo, K., Sawada, M. (1994) Manifestations of contrastive emphasis in jaw movement in dialogue. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 33-36

@inproceedings{erickson94_icslp,
  author={Donna Erickson and Kevin Lenzo and Masashi Sawada},
  title={{Manifestations of contrastive emphasis in jaw movement in dialogue}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={33--36}
}