Speech Prosody 2008

Campinas, Brazil
May 6-9, 2008

Is Idiom Identification Possible from Prosodic Information? An Experimental Approach for the Greek Language

Dimou Athanassia (1), Lida Aimilios (2), Chalamandaris Aimilios (2)

(1) Université Paris 7, Denis Diderot, UFR Linguistique, Paris, France
(2) Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athens, Greece

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the identification of one’s idiom is feasible through only prosodic information. As an experimental approach of this theory, we attempt to study whether native Greek adults can identify their mother idiom from synthesized stimuli which contain only prosodic - melodic and rhythmic - information. In the first section we present the main idea behind our work, in the second section we present the procedure we followed in order to complete this pilot study, while at the two final sections one can find the results and the conclusions of our experiments.

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Bibliographic reference.  Athanassia, Dimou / Aimilios, Lida / Aimilios, Chalamandaris (2008): "Is idiom identification possible from prosodic information? an experimental approach for the Greek language", In SP-2008, 759-762.