ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2002
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2002

The prosody of modern Hebrew - a quantitative study

Hansjörg Mixdorff, Noam Ami

The current paper presents a preliminary study of Modern Hebrew prosody using a quantitative model. In a small corpus of segmentally identical utterances the place of focus and sentence mode were systematically varied. Following the rationale of MFGI, the Mixdorff-Fujisaki Model of German intonation, the phonetic properties of the contrast lending intonemes were examined. These properties are remarkably similar to those of German: The place of focus is marked by high accent command amplitudes and reduction of post-focal accents whereas pre-focal accents remain almost unaffected. Questions and non-terminal utterances are marked by rising intonation on the last accented item.


Cite as: Mixdorff, H., Ami, N. (2002) The prosody of modern Hebrew - a quantitative study. Proc. Speech Prosody 2002, 511-514

@inproceedings{mixdorff02b_speechprosody,
  author={Hansjörg Mixdorff and Noam Ami},
  title={{The prosody of modern Hebrew - a quantitative study}},
  year=2002,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2002},
  pages={511--514}
}