Influence of lexical tones on intonation in Kammu
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2010, Makuhari, Japan, 2010, 1740-1743 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The aim of this study is to investigate how the presence of lexical tones influences the realization of focal accent and sentence intonation. The language studied is Kammu, a language particularly well suited for the study as it has both tonal and non-tonal dialects. The main finding is that lexical tone exerts an influence on both sentence and focal accent in the tonal dialect to such a strong degree that we can postulate a hierarchy where lexical tone is strongest followed by sentence accent, with focal accent exerting the weakest influence on the F0 contour.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Makuhari, Japan, 2010. 1740-1743 p.
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52140ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79959829293OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-52140DiVA: diva2:465435
Interspeech 2010, Makuhari, Japan
tmh_import_11_12_14 QC 201112162011-12-142011-12-142011-12-16Bibliographically approved