8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Prosodic Characteristics of Czech Contrastive Topic

Katerina Vesela, Nino Peterek, Eva Hajicova

Charles University, Czech Republic

It is the main motivation of our present study to identify some further criterion for the oppositions of topic, contrastive topic and, as the case may be, of focus in the prosodic characteristics of utterances. For this purpose, we have examined three sets of naturally occurring speech and analyzed them in order to find whether the character of intonation contours distinguishes between the three notions.

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Bibliographic reference.  Vesela, Katerina / Peterek, Nino / Hajicova, Eva (2004): "Prosodic characteristics of czech contrastive topic", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 805-808.