15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
This study is an acoustic investigation of Greek intonation as a function of speaker gender (female vs. male) as well as focus production. Five female and five male speakers produced a set of sentences with no specific focus as well as variable focus distribution. The results indicate that female tonal production is on the average about 60% higher than male tonal production. The effect of focus distribution has both local and global tonal correlates but there is no significant interaction between gender and focus in the logarithmic data.
Bibliographic reference. Botinis, Antonis (2003): "Focus and gender tonal interactions", In ICPhS-15, 1823-1826.