Following a review of various approaches to the modeling of F0 contours and a brief description of the authors' model that has been successfully applied to the analysis of F0 contours of Japanese and several other languages, an experiment is described on the application of the model to the analysis of F0 contours of a corpus of 200 English declarative sentences uttered by four native speakers of British English. The results confirmed the model's applicability to British English, at least as far as the present material is concerned, but revealed a considerable amount of individual differences in the patterns of phrasing and accentuation. The implication of the results on the relationship of prosody and syntax is also discussed.
Bibliographic reference. Fujisaki, Hiroya / Ohno, Sumio (1995): "Analysis and modeling of fundamental frequency contours of English utterances", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 985-988.