The relative cueing power of F0 and duration in German prominence perception

Oliver Niebuhr, Jana Winkler

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Resumé

Previous studies showed for German and other (West) Germanic
language, including English, that perceived syllable prominence
is primarily controlled by changes in duration and F0,
with the latter cue being more powerful than the former. Our
study is an initial approach to develop this prominence hierarchy
further by putting numbers on the interplay of duration
and F0. German listeners indirectly judged through lexical
identification the relative prominence levels of two neighboring
syllables. Results show that an increase in F0 of between
0.49 and 0.76 st is required to outweigh the prominence effect
of a 30% increase in duration of a neighboring syllable. These
numbers are fairly stable across a large range of absolute F0
and duration levels and hence useful in speech technology.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer375
TidsskriftProceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Vol/bind18
Sider (fra-til)611-615
ISSN1990-9772
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedInterspeech 2017 - Stockholm, Sverige
Varighed: 20. aug. 201724. aug. 2017

Konference

KonferenceInterspeech 2017
LandSverige
ByStockholm
Periode20/08/201724/08/2017

Fingeraftryk

speech

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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftKonferenceartikelForskningpeer review

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