ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008

Prosodic characteristics associated with the clause in Venezuelan Spanish: an acoustic, audio-perceptive analysis

Elsa Mora, Hernán Martínez

This study presents a series of analyses related to the prosodic characteristics of clauses in the Mérida dialect of Venezuelan Spanish. We based this study on two analyses: one acoustic and one audio-perceptive. The parameters we analysed were the distribution and nature of pauses, the variations on fundamental frequency at the beginning and at the end of clauses, the different types of accents in both stressed initial and final syllables and the duration of stress syllables both in initial and final positions. The results suggest that clauses have certain prosodic features that identify them. Our data reveals that prosody leads to the recognition of syntactic-discursive structures in the spoken language.


Cite as: Mora, E., Martínez, H. (2008) Prosodic characteristics associated with the clause in Venezuelan Spanish: an acoustic, audio-perceptive analysis. Proc. Speech Prosody 2008, 441-444

@inproceedings{mora08_speechprosody,
  author={Elsa Mora and Hernán Martínez},
  title={{Prosodic characteristics associated with the clause in Venezuelan Spanish: an acoustic, audio-perceptive analysis}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2008},
  pages={441--444}
}