Speech Prosody 2008

Campinas, Brazil
May 6-9, 2008

Speaking Rate Effects on Discourse Prosody in Standard Chinese

Aijun Li (1), Yiqing Zu (2)

(1) Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
(2) MOTOROLA China Research Center

What is the prosodic mechanism of faster or slower discourse speech? This paper focuses on observing the effects of speech rate on discourse prosody of Standard Chinese speech with fast, normal and slow speech rates. The investigation in discourse prosody structure demonstrates that the speaking rate effects on discourse prosody are nonlinear and need careful manipulations.

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Bibliographic reference.  Li, Aijun / Zu, Yiqing (2008): "Speaking rate effects on discourse prosody in standard Chinese", In SP-2008, 449-452.