5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Intonation Modeling for the Southern Dialects of the Basque Language 807

Inmaculada Hernaez, Inaki Gaminde, Borja Etxebarria, Pilartxo Etxebarria

University of the Basque Country, Electronics & Telecommunications Dept., Engineering School of Telecommunications Alda, Urquijo s/n, Bilbao, Spain

In this paper we present part of the analysis performed on intonation for the Basque language. After a brief description of the most relevant characteristics of the language, criteria for corpus fulfilment and speakers selection is described. Results of the analysis show the importance of the F0 drop in focus positioning. A first classification of the selected varieties is done according to the accent position and F0 values relationships.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hernaez, Inmaculada / Gaminde, Inaki / Etxebarria, Borja / Etxebarria, Pilartxo (1997): "Intonation modeling for the southern dialects of the Basque language 807", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 807-809.