Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)
This paper describes how the accentual focus in sentence level and lexical stress in word level affect the temporal distribution of a sentence in Standard Chinese. To examine this effect, four clauses that consists of the same syllable string but with defferent assignment of contrastive accent were employed as the test object. The preliminary results show that the effects from accentual focus and lexical stress are different but not completely independent. They are related with and restricted to each other.
Bibliographic reference. Cao, Jianfen (1994): "The effects of contrastive accent and lexical stress upon temporal distribution in a sentence", In ICSLP-1994, 1083-1086.