Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Syllable Duration and its Functions in Standard Chinese Discourse

Yiqing Zu (1), Xiaoxia Chan (2), Aijun Li (2), Wu Hua (2), Guohua Sun (2)

(1) Motorola China Research Center; (2) Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Beijing, China

To get good understanding of prosody in continuous speech of Standard Chinese, we have collected large amount of speech in paragraph. 18 read discourse each contains 300-500 syllables are used as reading texts, which cover main discourse We are going effort on linguistic annotation. In This paper we report works reported as follows: One male speaker's 10,000 syllables duration in discourse; the relationship between silence duration in discourse waveform and the prosodic structures.

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Bibliographic reference.  Zu, Yiqing / Chan, Xiaoxia / Li, Aijun / Hua, Wu / Sun, Guohua (2000): "Syllable duration and its functions in standard Chinese discourse", In ICSLP-2000, vol.3, 199-202.