4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Philadelphia, PA, USA
This paper deals with a prosodic comparison of spontaneous and read-aloud speech. More specifically, the study reports data on F0 declination in these two speaking modes using Swedish materials. For both speaking styles the analysis revealed negative slopes, a steepness-duration dependency with declination being less steep in longer utterances than in shorter ones and resetting at utterance boundaries. However, there was a difference in degree of declination between the two speaking styles, read-aloud speech in general having steeper slopes, a more apparent time-dependency and stronger resetting than spontaneous speech.
Bibliographic reference. Swerts, Marc / Strangert, Eva / Heldner, Mattias (1996): "F0 declination in read-aloud and spontaneous speech", In ICSLP-1996, 1501-1504.