ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

An experimental phonetic study of the interrelationship between prosodic phrase and syntactic structure

Cheol-jae Seong, Sanghun Kim

The boundaries found in the target 100 travelling domain dialogue sentences were labelled automatically according to the relative 9-stepped phonetic depth. The text database was also tagged with syntactic information. Having established 4 kinds of acoustic features, we arranged the prosodic aspect which can be depicted as a continuous change of duration and intonation across the penultimate, boundary, and post-boundary syllables along the X-Y two dimensional scale. Majority of the syntactic pairs seemed to have a characteristic that the intonation tends to fluctuate from rising to falling and, simultaneously, the duration showed of a short-long-short or a long-short-short pattern in the same syllable string of penultimate- boundary-post_boundary.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-257

Cite as: Seong, C.-j., Kim, S. (1997) An experimental phonetic study of the interrelationship between prosodic phrase and syntactic structure. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 755-758, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-257

@inproceedings{seong97_eurospeech,
  author={Cheol-jae Seong and Sanghun Kim},
  title={{An experimental phonetic study of the interrelationship between prosodic phrase and syntactic structure}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={755--758},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-257},
  issn={1018-4074}
}