Speech Prosody 2010

Chicago, IL, USA
May 10-14, 2010

Segmentation of the Accentual Phrase in Seoul Korean

Hae-Sung Jeon, Francis Nolan

Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK

Pairs of phonemically identical utterances with different location of an Accentual Phrase boundary were presented to listeners. When duration and/or F0 were swapped between the utterances within a pair, only F0 change elicited changes in listeners' responses. This effect was found regardless of the distribution of strong consonants which raise Accentual Phrase initial F0. On the other hand, listeners seemed to be sensitive to a few cases with segmental-prosodic mismatches.

Index Terms: Korean, Accentual Phrase, speech segmentation

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Jeon, Hae-Sung / Nolan, Francis (2010): "Segmentation of the accentual phrase in Seoul Korean", In SP-2010, paper 023.