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

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

Prominence Correlates in Swedish Prosody

Gunnar Fant, Anita Kruckenberg

Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Sweden

This is a contribution to a widened insight in acoustical correlates of prominence, largely based on studies of prose reading. A novelty is the establishment of a continuously scaled perceptually determined prominence parameter as a supplement to discrete phonological categories of stress and accentuation. The acoustical analysis is supplemented by continuous records of suband supraglottal pressures. Two intensity measures and a new parameter representing spectral tilt are introduced. Results from linear regression analysis are discussed with possible references to production constraints.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fant, Gunnar / Kruckenberg, Anita (1999): "Prominence correlates in Swedish prosody", In ICPhS-14, 1749-1752.