Speech Prosody 2010

Chicago, IL, USA
May 10-14, 2010

F0 Prominences (Melisms) in French: a Deeper Insight about Morphophonology

Geneviève Caelen-Haumont

International Research Center MICA, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam

This study about the melism stuff (or melodic substance) is the continuation of previous ones since several years [for instance 1, 2]. Those studies dealing with a global analysis, this present one will examine in details the processes used by 4 speakers to hightlight F0 prominences at the morphophonological level of the melisms. As the major interest of the study lays upon the repetition patterns, the differences between them and between speech strategies accross speakers will be questionned.

Index Terms: melodic prominence, morphophonology, melisms, duplication, symmetry, tonal targets, tonal syllables.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Caelen-Haumont, Geneviève (2010): "F0 prominences (melisms) in French: a deeper insight about morphophonology", In SP-2010, paper 048.