Annotation of German Intonation: DIMA compared with other annotation systems

Frank Kügler*, Stefan Baumann, Bistra Andreeva, Bettina Braun, Martine Grice, Jana Neitsch, Oliver Niebuhr, Jörg Peters, Christine T. Röhr, Antje Schweitzer, Petra Wagner

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Annotating intonation is a considerable challenge, since not only intonational form but also its meaning are complex in terms of their internal make-up and contextual variation. Since the advent of the autosegmental-metrical approach to intonation in the 1980s, the annotation of intonation has continued to be a matter of debate, witnessed by the current discussion around the proposed International Prosodic Alphabet (IPrA), with a reported need for a more surface-related annotation that serves as a basis for phonological categorisation. The DIMA system accounts for such a level by providing a phonetically informed annotation of an intonation contour that nevertheless reflects its phonological core. DIMA is a consensus system for the annotation of German intonation that analyses intonation at three distinct levels: phrasing, tones and prominences. The present paper compares DIMA with other annotation systems such as GToBI, ToGI, IViE, KIM, RaP, and IPrA.
TitelProceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019
RedaktørerSasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain, Paul Warren
UdgivelsesstedCanberra, Australia
Publikationsdato2. aug. 2019
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-0-646-80069-1
StatusUdgivet - 2. aug. 2019
Begivenhed19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences: Endangered Languages, and Major Language Varieties - Melbourne, Australien
Varighed: 5. aug. 20199. aug. 2019


Konference19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
NavnProceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences


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