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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Neglected Categories in the Modelling of Prosody Pitch Timing and Non-Pitch Accents

Klaus J. Kohler

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

With the Kiel Intonation Model (KIM) as a point of departure, data from German and other languages are presented showing the importance of two timing categories in the production and perception of pitch patterns: (a) synchronization of holistic F0 contours with articulation, (b) pattern-internal faster/slower F0 trajectories, e.g. in rising-falling peak patterns. On the accent level, data are discussed that point to the need for a force accent category besides pitch accent.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kohler, Klaus J. (2003): "Neglected categories in the modelling of prosody pitch timing and non-pitch accents", In ICPhS-15, 2925-2928.