Speech Prosody 2004

Nara, Japan
March 23-26, 2004

Dysprosody in Parkinson's Disease: An Acoustic Study Based On Tonal Phonology and the INTSINT System

Karine Rigaldie, Jean Luc Nespoulous, Nadine Vigouroux

Laboratoire Jacques Lordat, Toulouse; Institut des Sciences du Cerveau, Toulouse; IRIT, UMR, CNRS, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Many research programs in spoken communication have studied the prosody from an acoustic, phonological, syntactic, semantic or psycholinguistic perspective. As far as we know, very few are the studies that have approached prosodic alterations in parkinsonian patients taking into consideration, at one and the same time, the three following levels of analysis: phonetic, phonological (intonation groups) and linguistic (functional levels).

The INTSINT approach has been applied to a number of languages and not just to normal speech but also pathological speech. The aim here is to study the relevance of this alphabet for the prosody of the dysarthric speech.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Rigaldie, Karine / Nespoulous, Jean Luc / Vigouroux, Nadine (2004): "Dysprosody in parkinson's disease: an acoustic study based on tonal phonology and the INTSINT system", In SP-2004, 617-620.