ExLing 2010 - Third Workshop on Experimental Linguistics

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2010

Algerian Arabic Rhythm Classification

Ghania Droua-Hamdani (1), Sid Ahmed Selouani (2), Malika Boudraa (3), Wladyslaw Cichocki (2)

(1) SPS Laboratory CRSTDLA, Algiers, Algeria
(2) LARIHS Lab. Moncton University, Canada
(3) LCPS. USTHB. Algiers, Algeria

This paper investigates speech timing in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) of Algerian speakers in order to situate their Arabic language between stressed-timed and syllable-timed languages. We extracted first all duration measurements from recordings taken from sound voice bank ALGASD (ALGerian Arabic Speech Database) and after computed durations with using recently interesting rhythmic approaches.

Index Terms. duration, rhythm, Algerian speakers, Arabic language.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Droua-Hamdani, Ghania / Selouani, Sid Ahmed / Boudraa, Malika / Cichocki, Wladyslaw (2010): "Algerian Arabic rhythm classification", In ExLing-2010, 37-40.