14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)
San Francisco, CA, USA
The work reported in the paper explores the possibility of formulating (parts of) a model for Danish intonation in mathematical terms. It is hypothesised that - if the prosodic phrasing is known - F0 of a stressed syllable can be described by a linear function with two independent variables, viz. its position in the sentence and in the prosodic phrase. Analysis of a material of read-aloud sentences shows the hypothesis to be tenable. Further analysis indicates that the mathematical model can be used for generating sentence and phrase intonation contours in a text-tospeech system.
Bibliographic reference. Petersen, Niels Reinholt (1999): "Modelling Danish sentence and phrase intonation", In ICPhS-14, 925-928.