Eliciting extra prominence in read-speech tasks

The effects of different text-highlighting methods on acoustic cues to perceived prominence

Stephanie Berger, Oliver Niebuhr, Kerstin Fischer

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Resumé

The research initiative Innovating Speech EliCitation Techniques (INSPECT) aims to describe and quantify how recording methods, situations and materials influence speech production in lab-speech experiments. On this basis, INSPECT aims to develop methods that reliably stimulate specific patterns and styles of speech, like expressive or conversational speech or different types emphatic accents. The present study investigates if and how different text highlighting methods (yellow background, bold, capital letter, italics, and underlining) make speakers reinforce the level of perceived prominence of pitch-accented German target words. Analyzed prominence parameters were F0 level, F0 range, normalized intensity level, and word duration. Results show that text highlighting in fact caused prominence parameters to increase. Based on the prominence sensitivity of the affected parameters and the magnitude of their increase, the tested highlighting strategies form the following order of (descending) effectiveness: (i) italics, (ii) yellow, (iii) bold, (iv) capital letters, and (v) underlining.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018
ForlagInternational Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
Publikationsdato13. jun. 2018
Sider75-79
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 13. jun. 2018
Begivenhed9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018 - Poznan, Polen
Varighed: 13. jun. 201816. jun. 2018

Konference

Konference9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018
LandPolen
ByPoznan
Periode13/06/201816/06/2018
NavnSpeech Prosody
ISSN2333-2042

Fingeraftryk

acoustics
effect
speech
method
parameter
experiment

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Berger, S., Niebuhr, O., & Fischer, K. (2018). Eliciting extra prominence in read-speech tasks: The effects of different text-highlighting methods on acoustic cues to perceived prominence. I 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018 (s. 75-79). International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). Speech Prosody https://doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-15
Berger, Stephanie ; Niebuhr, Oliver ; Fischer, Kerstin. / Eliciting extra prominence in read-speech tasks : The effects of different text-highlighting methods on acoustic cues to perceived prominence. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018. International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), 2018. s. 75-79 (Speech Prosody).
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Berger, S, Niebuhr, O & Fischer, K 2018, Eliciting extra prominence in read-speech tasks: The effects of different text-highlighting methods on acoustic cues to perceived prominence. i 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018. International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), Speech Prosody, s. 75-79, 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, Poznan, Polen, 13/06/2018. https://doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-15

Eliciting extra prominence in read-speech tasks : The effects of different text-highlighting methods on acoustic cues to perceived prominence. / Berger, Stephanie; Niebuhr, Oliver; Fischer, Kerstin.

9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018. International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), 2018. s. 75-79 (Speech Prosody).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference-proceedingKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningpeer review

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Berger S, Niebuhr O, Fischer K. Eliciting extra prominence in read-speech tasks: The effects of different text-highlighting methods on acoustic cues to perceived prominence. I 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018. International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). 2018. s. 75-79. (Speech Prosody). https://doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-15