Speech Prosody 2010

Chicago, IL, USA
May 10-14, 2010

Quantitative Modeling of Norwegian Tonal Accents in Different Focus Conditions

Hansjörg Mixdorff (1), Bistra Andreeva (2), Jacques Koreman (3)

(1) Dept. of Computer Science and Media, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Germany
(2) Institute of Phonetics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
(3) Dept. of Language and Communication Studies, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

The present paper is a first attempt to use the Fujisaki model to parameterize the F0 contours of utterances containing Accent 1 and Accent 2 tonal accents in Norwegian in different focus conditions. Differences in timing and amplitude of the accent commands are found, largely corresponding to descriptions in the literature. This shows that the model can be used as a basis for manipulating stimuli which can then be used in perception tests to determine phonetic differences between different accent as well as focus types.

Index Terms: Norwegian lexical tone, focus, Fujisaki model

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Mixdorff, Hansjörg / Andreeva, Bistra / Koreman, Jacques (2010): "Quantitative modeling of Norwegian tonal accents in different focus conditions", In SP-2010, paper 828.