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

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Cues for Perceived Pitch Register

Toni Rietveld (1), Patricia Vermillion (2)

(1) University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
(2) University of London, UK

The aim of this experiment was to assess empirically listeners' behaviours in characterising pitch contours with the label pitch register. The motivation for this assessment was initiated by the conflicting use of the term 'register' in speech science and intonology. The findings reported here indicate that pitch register would more appropriately be associated with position of the Low pitch targets and the mean value of the tonal contour. In addition, the importance of the F0-min and the distance between H and L targets have been found to be weaker than previously assumed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Rietveld, Toni / Vermillion, Patricia (2001): "Cues for perceived pitch register", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1399-1402.