Speech Prosody 2010
Chicago, IL, USA
Detection of prominence, whether automatically or manually through perception tests, is pivotal in the interpretation of data in a prosodic theoretical framework. This is particularly true for French, where phonologically stressable syllables are not necessarily stressed. To assert a prominence character to syllables is mandatory to evaluate prosodic theories, especially those which predict the phonetic features of melodic contours (rise, fall, height, etc.) located on those syllables.
Bibliographic reference. Martin, Philippe (2010): "Prominence detection without syllabic segmentation", In SP-2010, paper 2009.