Speech Prosody 2002
Recent investigations of prosody organization appeared to focus more on how best to determine operating prosodic units and how these units are put together. However, the prosodic role of breaks/pauses in running speech has not received due attention. This paper shows that breaks in running speech functions as a prosodic unit on their own, are perceptually significant in a systematic manner and therefore should be considered as a necessary feature and cue in the organization of speech prosody.
Bibliographic reference. Tseng, Chiu-yu (2002): "The prosodic status of breaks in running speech: examination and evaluation", In SP-2002, 667-670.