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Modelling intonation in varieties of swedish
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH.
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH.
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Speech Prosody, SP 2008, International Speech Communications Association , 2008, 571-574 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The research project Simulating intonational varieties of Swedish (SIMULEKT) aims to gain more precise and thorough knowledge about some major regional varieties of Swedish: South, Göta, Svea, Gotland, Dala, North, and Finland Swedish. In this research effort, the Swedish prosody model and different forms of speech synthesis play a prominent role. The two speech databases SweDia 2000 and SpeechDat constitute our main material for analysis. As a first test case for our prosody model, we compared Svea and North Swedish intonation in a pilot production-oriented perception test. Näi{dotless}ve Swedish listeners were asked to identify the most Svea and North sounding stimuli. Results showed that listeners can differentiate between the two varieties from intonation only. They also provided information on how intonational parameters affect listeners' impression of Swedish varieties. All this indicates that our experimental method can be used to test perception of different regional varieties of Swedish.

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International Speech Communications Association , 2008. 571-574 p.
Keyword [en]
Pilot plants, Speech synthesis, Experimental methods, Finland, Prosody model, Research efforts, Speech database, SPEECHDAT, Swedishs, Test case
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Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-164345ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84902652745ISBN: 9780616220030OAI: diva2:805700
4th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2008, SP 2008, 6 May 2008 through 9 May 2008, Campinas, Brazil

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Available from: 2015-04-16 Created: 2015-04-16 Last updated: 2015-04-16Bibliographically approved

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