4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Philadelphia, PA, USA
This paper describes a perception experiment which aims at testing the ability of subjects to discriminate prosodic boundaries when provided with fundamental frequency and duration. Their task consists in listening to a high quality speech synthesizer producing nonsense speech that copies the prosodic parameters of a French corpus. Subjects have marked boundary syllables with a device that synchronizes sound and orthographic transcription. Results show that the delexicalization procedure is ecological, and that duration strongly influences the perception of fundamental frequency.
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Bibliographic reference. Pagel, Vincent / Carbonell, Noelle / Laprie, Yves (1996): "A new method for speech delexicalization, and its application to the perception of French prosody", In ICSLP-1996, 821-824.