ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Intonation segments and segmental intonation

Oliver Niebuhr

An acoustic analysis of a German dialogue corpus showed that the sound qualities and durations of fricatives, vocoids, and diphthongs at the ends of question and statement utterances varied systematically with the utterance-final intonation segments, which were high-rising in the questions and terminal- falling in the statements. The ways in which the variations relate to phenomena like sibilant/spectral pitch and intrinsic F0 suggest that they are meant to support the pitch course. Thus, they may be called segmental intonations.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-308

Cite as: Niebuhr, O. (2009) Intonation segments and segmental intonation. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 2435-2438, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-308

  author={Oliver Niebuhr},
  title={{Intonation segments and segmental intonation}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},