ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Quantitative prosodic analysis of spontaneous speech

Hansjörg Mixdorff

This paper presents a study analyzing the prosody of spontaneous speech exemplified by the OSU Buckeye corpus of American English employing the Fujisaki model and syllable duration analysis. Results show, inter alia, that model parameters are much more strongly influenced by the higher level discourse structure than by their syntactic function. The study shows that modeling strategies can be employed in a similar fashion as for more formal reading style speech.

Cite as: Mixdorff, H. (2008) Quantitative prosodic analysis of spontaneous speech. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 1195

  author={Hansjörg Mixdorff},
  title={{Quantitative prosodic analysis of spontaneous speech}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},