8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

Intensive Gestures in French and Their Multimodal Correlates

Gaëlle Ferré, Roxane Bertrand, Philippe Blache, Robert Espesser, Stéphane Rauzy

LPL, France

This paper relates a pilot study on intensive gestures in French - e.g. gestures which accompany speech and participate in the highlighting of some discourse elements which the paper means to determine. The study is based on spontaneous French informal conversation and the intensive gestures correlates we looked at pertained to the morphological, prosodic and gestural dimensions.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ferré, Gaëlle / Bertrand, Roxane / Blache, Philippe / Espesser, Robert / Rauzy, Stéphane (2007): "Intensive gestures in French and their multimodal correlates", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 690-693.