15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

September 14-18, 2014

Rhythmic Variability Between Some Asian Languages: Results from an Automatic Analysis of Temporal Characteristics

Volker Dellwo (1), Peggy Mok (2), Mathias Jenny (1)

(1) Universität Zürich, Switzerland
(2) Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

The rhythmic organization of speech can vary between languages. In the present research we studied rhythmic variability between Mandarin, Cantonese and Thai using automatically retrieved prosodic temporal characteristics from read speech. We measured the variability of intervals between amplitude peaks in the amplitude envelope (

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Bibliographic reference.  Dellwo, Volker / Mok, Peggy / Jenny, Mathias (2014): "Rhythmic variability between some asian languages: results from an automatic analysis of temporal characteristics", In INTERSPEECH-2014, 1708-1711.