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

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


F0 Contours of Utterances Superimposed on the Temporal Voice Range Profile of the Speaker

Antti Iivonen

Department of Phonetics, University of Helsinki, Finland

A set of fundamental frequency (F0) contours produced by one speaker can be superimposed on each other on the same time/frequency (log.) plot. If the number of contours is large enough, they together form a pragmatic approximation of the speaker's individual temporal voice range profile (TVRP). Single F0 contours or contour groups can be marked within the TVRP and indicate their acoustic characteristics in this way. Different utterance types and speech acts are illustrated with this method using data from two Finnish speakers.

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Bibliographic reference.  Iivonen, Antti (1999): "F0 contours of utterances superimposed on the temporal voice range profile of the speaker", In ICPhS-14, 953-956.