ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Different roles of pitch and duration in distinguishing word stress in English

Jiahong Yuan, Stephen Isard, Mark Liberman

Our study investigated the pitch and duration properties of word stress in a large speech corpus. We concluded that pitch and duration play different roles in distinguishing word-level stress classes. In the case of pitch, primary-stress vowels were different from secondary-stress and reduced vowels; in the case of duration, reduced vowels were different from the other two types of vowels.


Cite as: Yuan, J., Isard, S., Liberman, M. (2008) Different roles of pitch and duration in distinguishing word stress in English. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 885

@inproceedings{yuan08_interspeech,
  author={Jiahong Yuan and Stephen Isard and Mark Liberman},
  title={{Different roles of pitch and duration in distinguishing word stress in English}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={885}
}