Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

A Rhythmic-Prosodic Model of Poetic Speech

Jörg Bröggelwirth

Universität Bonn, Germany

In this paper a new approach towards the analysis of speech rhythm is presented. In the speech rhythm literature it was often discussed that rhythmic phenomena are more transparent in the metrical structure of orally produced poetry. However, up to now only a few phoneticians have worked on this special speaking style. For analyzing the rhythmic and prosodic patterns of this kind of speech, a corpus of read German poetry, including four different meters, was recorded. This study gives a first sight on durational and intonational effects in the data. A final prosodic modeling and its perceptual evaluation is currently under development.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bröggelwirth, Jörg (2005): "A rhythmic-prosodic model of poetic speech", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 2397-2400.