Speech Prosody 2004

Nara, Japan
March 23-26, 2004

Using Prosodic Information to Discriminate between Function and Content Words

Jean-Marc Blanc, Peter F. Dominey

Institut des Sciences Cognitives, UMR 5015 CNRS - Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France

Early perceptual processing capabilities are likely to contribute to the categorization of lexical vs. grammatical words by newborns. This lexical categorization could be performed by detecting differences in the prosodic structure of these word categories. We demonstrated that this lexical categorization could be performed using many prosodic cues (duration, F0, energy and formants) automatically extracted for 10 different speakers.

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Bibliographic reference.  Blanc, Jean-Marc / Dominey, Peter F. (2004): "Using prosodic information to discriminate between function and content words", In SP-2004, 293-296.