Prosodic measurements and question types in the Spontal corpus of Swedish dialogues
2012 (English)In: 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012, Vol 1, 2012, 838-841 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Studies of questions present strong evidence that there is no one-to-one relationship between intonation and interrogative mode. In this paper, we describe some aspects of prosodic variation in the Spontal corpus of 120 half-hour spontaneous dialogues in Swedish. The study is part of ongoing work aimed at extracting a database of 600 questions from the corpus, complete with categorization and prosodic descriptions. We report on coding and annotation of question typology and present results concerning some prosodic correlates related to question type for the 600 questions. A prosodically salient distinction was found between the two categories termed, in our typology, forward and backward looking questions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 838-841 p.
speech prosody, spontaneous speech, question intonation, interrogative intonation
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107004ISI: 000320827200210ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84878383471ISBN: 978-1-62276-759-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-107004DiVA: diva2:574356
13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012; Portland, OR; United States; 9 September 2012 through 13 September 2012
QC 201308222012-12-052012-12-052013-12-13Bibliographically approved