Speech Prosody 2008

Campinas, Brazil
May 6-9, 2008

Structuring F0 Prominences (Melisms): An Analysis of the Statistical Concordances between Four French Speakers

Geneviève Caelen-Haumont

International Center Research MICA, CNRS UMI 2954, INPG. Hanoi, Vietnam

F0 prominences having the reputation deserved to vary in great proportion, most of the studies until now avoided this problem, restricting their analysis to the use of extrema (minimum / maximum), and/or the F0 range. This work presented here tried to exceed these limits: this paper aims indeed at presenting the statistical results describing the F0 prominences structuration over a corpus of 4 French female speakers.

More precisely the first part proposes a new perspective on the inner struture of the F0 prominences, and the second part focusses on the statistical results which are in concordance within the 4 speakers.

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Bibliographic reference.  Caelen-Haumont, Geneviève (2008): "Structuring F0 prominences (melisms): an analysis of the statistical concordances between four French speakers", In SP-2008, 317-320.