ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008

The roles of pause in speech expression

Izabel Cristina Viola, Sandra Madureira

To study the behavior of the pause within the temporal structure of the speech, the combination of perceptual and acousticphonetic analysis is used for the delineation and measurement of the interruption of the audible flow of a theatrical interpretation performed by a single actor. Pauses were classified according to structural, functional, distributional and temporal criteria. The relevance of pause in structuring the oral discourse and in expressing emotions and attitudes is discussed.

Cite as: Viola, I.C., Madureira, S. (2008) The roles of pause in speech expression. Proc. Speech Prosody 2008, 721-724

  author={Izabel Cristina Viola and Sandra Madureira},
  title={{The roles of pause in speech expression}},
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2008},