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‘Read speech normalization’ (RSN): a method to study prosodic variability in spontaneous speech


Zipp, Lena; Dellwo, Volker (2011). ‘Read speech normalization’ (RSN): a method to study prosodic variability in spontaneous speech. In: Lee, Wai-Sum; Zee, Eric. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Hong Kong: International Phonetic Association, 2328-2331.

Abstract

A method, the ‘read speech normalization’ method (RSN), is proposed by which the variability of prosodic parameters (rhythmic durational and intonation) can be compared across different conditions of spontaneous speech. In an experiment using a customized variety of the map task method, spontaneous speech was elicited from two speakers of English in a formal and an informal situation. Sentences from the spontaneously spoken formal and informal situations were afterwards read by the same speakers. The formal and informal conditions were then compared in terms of their differences to the read speech version (read speech normalization). Results showed that meaningful differences could be observed between formal and informal speech from the read speech normalized sentences that could not be obtained by comparing the two spontaneous speech conditions directly.

Abstract

A method, the ‘read speech normalization’ method (RSN), is proposed by which the variability of prosodic parameters (rhythmic durational and intonation) can be compared across different conditions of spontaneous speech. In an experiment using a customized variety of the map task method, spontaneous speech was elicited from two speakers of English in a formal and an informal situation. Sentences from the spontaneously spoken formal and informal situations were afterwards read by the same speakers. The formal and informal conditions were then compared in terms of their differences to the read speech version (read speech normalization). Results showed that meaningful differences could be observed between formal and informal speech from the read speech normalized sentences that could not be obtained by comparing the two spontaneous speech conditions directly.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Language Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:820 English & Old English literatures
490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:21 August 2011
Deposited On:02 Sep 2011 07:02
Last Modified:15 Feb 2024 15:00
Publisher:International Phonetic Association
Series Name:Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
ISSN:0301-3162
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/icphs-proceedings/ICPhS2011/OnlineProceedings/RegularSession/Zipp/Zipp.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.icphs2011.hk/ (Organisation)
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