Speech Prosody 2002
This is a study of the way emotional and cognitive attitudes
may be expressed by prosody in standard Persian. Six
assertive and five interrogative attitudes were produced on
target words included in a short sentence. These target words
were chosen on the basis of a cross-variation of both place of
accent and word length. The great variability of contours thus
obtained were quite highly recognized by native subjects.
This study thus shows how some currently used attitudes may
be expressed in Persian so as to be robustly recognized, and
also sheds some light on the controversial issue of the
phonetics of accent in this language.
Note: The body of this paper is written in French.
Bibliographic reference. Piot, Olivier / Lyaghat, Mehdi (2002): "Expression et reconnaissance de onze attitudes assertives et interrogatives en persan standard", In SP-2002, 575-578.