ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

Intonational sequences in tuscan Italian

Judith Bishop, Marc Peake, Dmitry Sityaev

Sequential distributions of intonational pitch accents in a handlabelled, read speech corpus of Tuscan Italian are analysed in relation to (1) the global frequencies of accents; (2) evidence of consistent patterns of association between accents. A subset of syntactically controlled nominal phrases are examined to determine whether the fact of their constituting a coherent syntactic unit has any effect on their patterns of sequential tone distribution, i.e. whether they are associated with a given tune. Some evidence is found for patterns of association between accents, and between sequences of accents and our chosen type of nominal phrase.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-507

Cite as: Bishop, J., Peake, M., Sityaev, D. (2005) Intonational sequences in tuscan Italian. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 1421-1424, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-507

@inproceedings{bishop05_interspeech,
  author={Judith Bishop and Marc Peake and Dmitry Sityaev},
  title={{Intonational sequences in tuscan Italian}},
  year=2005,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},
  pages={1421--1424},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2005-507}
}