ISCA Archive Interspeech 2014
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2014

A unified account of prominence effects in an optimization-based model of speech timing

Andreas Windmann, Juraj Šimko, Petra Wagner

We show how our optimization-based model of speech timing reproduces three effects of prosodic prominence on suprasegmental timing patterns in speech: (1), the durational interaction between lexical stress and pitch accent, (2), polysyllabic shortening in pitch-accented words and (3), differential behavior of prominent and non-prominent syllables under speaking rate variation. We review the literature and present model simulations that replicate reported phenomena. Results underline the capacity of our model to provide a unified account of the temporal organization of speech.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2014-44

Cite as: Windmann, A., Šimko, J., Wagner, P. (2014) A unified account of prominence effects in an optimization-based model of speech timing. Proc. Interspeech 2014, 159-163, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2014-44

@inproceedings{windmann14_interspeech,
  author={Andreas Windmann and Juraj Šimko and Petra Wagner},
  title={{A unified account of prominence effects in an optimization-based model of speech timing}},
  year=2014,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2014},
  pages={159--163},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2014-44},
  issn={2308-457X}
}