Speech Prosody 2002

Aix-en-Provence, France
April 11-13, 2002

Polish: Prosodic Aspects of "Czy" Questions

P. Durand (1), A. Durand-Deska (1), Ryszard Gubrynowicz (2), B. Marek (3)

(1) Department of Phonetics, University of Provence, France
(2) I.P.P.T., Polski Akademia Nauk, Poland; (3) K.U.L. Lublin, Poland

The paper addresses the problem of the intonation of interrogative sentences with the "yes-no" question word "czy..". The final aim of the analysis is to modify a diphone synthesis program for man-machine dialogue in Polish, which is to be applied in vocal servers. Thus the task requires determining all of the prosodic cues accompanying this kind of sentences and selecting those which allow such dialogue to be successful..

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Bibliographic reference.  Durand, P. / Durand-Deska, A. / Gubrynowicz, Ryszard / Marek, B. (2002): "Polish: prosodic aspects of "czy" questions", In SP-2002, 255-258.