14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

A Perceptually Motivated Intonation Model for German

Thomas Portele

Institut für Kommunikationsforschung und Phonetik, University of Bonn, Germany

An intonation model for German was derived from the results of a perception experiment. A pitch accent may have up to three features. In a prosodic data base these features were assigned to pitch accents automatically. A rule system was developed and integrated in a speech synthesis system, and a pilot experiment indicated that differences in the feature structure result in different interpretations.

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Bibliographic reference.  Portele, Thomas (1999): "A perceptually motivated intonation model for German", In ICPhS-14, 949-952.