15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Analysis and Modelling of the Carrier Declination for the Greek Language

Georgios P. Giannopoulos, Stavroula-Evita F. Fotinea, Aimilios E. Chalamandaris, Theologos D. Athanaselis, George V. Carayannis

Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece

This paper presents a methodology for analysing and modelling the carrier declination of the affirmative F0 contours for arbitrarily long texts. During synthesis, formulation of the pitch patterns of arbitrarily long and complex sentences of the Greek language can be rendered with a .nite set of intonation models for each intonation word, along with the respective carrier declination trend. This paper provides a non-linear modelling of the declination trend of the Greek language which is compatible with these intonation models. The effect of pause and word prominence into the carrier trend is also investigated. In such cases, the speakers tend to reset their register, and carrier trend locally increases.

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Bibliographic reference.  Giannopoulos, Georgios P. / Fotinea, Stavroula-Evita F. / Chalamandaris, Aimilios E. / Athanaselis, Theologos D. / Carayannis, George V. (2003): "Analysis and modelling of the carrier declination for the Greek language", In ICPhS-15, 555-558.