Intonation: Theory, Models, and Applications

Athens, Greece
September 18-20, 1997


Generating the Prosody of Attitudes

Yann Morlec, Gérard Bailly, Veronique Aubergé

Institut de la Communication Parlée, Grenoble Cedex, France

This paper presents a superpositional model of prosody where linguistic structures are directly encoded into the prosodic parameters via global melodic and rhythmic contours. This model is applied here to the generation of prosody specific to six common attitudes in French. Perceptual tests using high-quality TD-PSOLA re-synthesis show that predicted contours yield the same identification scores as natural stimuli.

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Bibliographic reference.  Morlec, Yann / Bailly, Gérard / Aubergé, Veronique (1997): "Generating the prosody of attitudes", In INT-1997, 251-254.