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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003


Hesitation Phenomena in Spontaneous Italian

Antonella Giannini

Università degli Studi di Napoli "l'Orientale", Italy

This paper will present an acoustic investigation concerning the spoken Italian realized by the map task and the game of differences method. By means of the spectrographic analysis the formant values of vocalizations, of the vocalic lengthenings and of the stressed and unstressed vowels were obtained for each of the eight examined speakers. In addition a few short considerations on the different tone level of such hesitation phenomena with respect to the phrasal intonative contour will be given.

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Bibliographic reference.  Giannini, Antonella (2003): "Hesitation phenomena in spontaneous Italian", In ICPhS-15, 2653-2656.