Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Generating French Intonation at Different Speaking Rates

Frédéric Beaugendre

LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France

This paper presents a series of experiments which aim at answering the question of how speakers adapt their prosodic strategy according to speaking rate. The results are interpreted both at a linguistic and a phonetic level. Furthermore, a set of rules was established that introduce speech rate as a new input parameter of the LIMSI Text-To-Speech synthesizer.

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Bibliographic reference.  Beaugendre, Frédéric (1995): "Generating French intonation at different speaking rates", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 603-606.