EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Pragmatic Temporal Voice Range Profile as a Tool in The Research of Speech Styles

Antti Iivonen

University of Helsinki, Finland

Speakerís pragmatic temporal voice range profile (TVRP) and F0 distribution histogram were used for comparing two radio speakers and two speaking styles in one speaker. It is assumed that the internal distribution of the temporal voice range, relative placement of the range on ST scale and the concentration of F0 points in certain semitone classes of the F0 histograms are connected with the speech style and the factors bedhind the style. Placing a single utterance against the background of TVRP its features can be better understood within the prosodic repertoire of the speaker.

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Bibliographic reference.  Iivonen, Antti (2001): "Pragmatic temporal voice range profile as a tool in the research of speech styles", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 103-106.