Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

Analysis and Modelling of Question Intonation in American English

Dmitry Sityaev, Tina Burrows, Peter Jackson, Katherine Knill

Speech Technology Group, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., Cambridge Research Laboratory, Cambridge, UK

This paper addresses the modelling in text-to-speech of the rising intonation pattern in American English which is often found in yes-no questions. A small corpus containing yes-no questions was recorded and analysed. F0 was then modelled using an automatic procedure. The paper also reports on the stability of alignment of F0 targets in rising intonation patterns.

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Bibliographic reference.  Sityaev, Dmitry / Burrows, Tina / Jackson, Peter / Knill, Katherine (2006): "Analysis and modelling of question intonation in american English", In SP-2006, paper 077.