ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1994

Intonational structure of kumamoto Japanese: a perceptual validation

Kikuo Maekawa

A phonological model of intonation was proposed for Kumamoto accentless Japanese and the validity of the model was examined by means of perception experiment. Twenty intonation contours including both well-formed and ill-formed ones were synthesized from the original by means of LPC resynthesis. Naturalness judgments given by 19 native Kumamoto speakers indicated that well-formed contours were more natural than ill-formed ones.


Cite as: Maekawa, K. (1994) Intonational structure of kumamoto Japanese: a perceptual validation. Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994), 119-122

@inproceedings{maekawa94_icslp,
  author={Kikuo Maekawa},
  title={{Intonational structure of kumamoto Japanese: a perceptual validation}},
  year=1994,
  booktitle={Proc. 3rd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1994)},
  pages={119--122}
}