ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2010
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2010

How can a functional perspective be used in intonation modelling?

Doina Jitca, Vasile Apopei, Magdalena Jitca

Abstract This paper presents some reasons to take a functional perspective in intonation modelling into account. We distinguish two functional prosodic unit types that are functionally equivalent: an elementary one - the accentual units (AUs) - and other, nonelementary- the AU groups (AUGs). Their functions at the communicative act level give meanings to corresponding F0 contour segments. A functional category includes different F0 contour prototypes. We illustrate a manner of dealing with a functional model by means of a set of functional prosodic unit categories generated by a Romanian intonation modelling. We consider the accentual units, their groups and their functional labels are proper terms for describing the meanings of the intonational contours.


Cite as: Jitca, D., Apopei, V., Jitca, M. (2010) How can a functional perspective be used in intonation modelling? Proc. Speech Prosody 2010, paper 749

@inproceedings{jitca10_speechprosody,
  author={Doina Jitca and Vasile Apopei and Magdalena Jitca},
  title={{How can a functional perspective be used in intonation modelling?}},
  year=2010,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2010},
  pages={paper 749}
}