Université Paris 8 / UMR 7023, CNRS
Session JEP orale O7 Synthèse et prosodie Vendredi 13 Juin - 14h00 16h00
Calcul rythmique et quantification de la vitesse d'élocution
- Michela Russo ( Université Paris 8 / UMR 7023, CNRS)
- William-John Barry ( Universitaet des Saarlandes)
- Résumé : A comparison of Italian and German is carried out using acoustic measures related to structural properties: Vowel-interval and consonantal inter-vowel-interval durations are used to obtain rhythmic measures based on a number of approach. The resulting distributions of rhythm scores for the two languages revealed a strong overlap. These fluctuations in measurement can be shown to relate to the lexical and intonational structure of the individual utterances, thus placing the concept of rhythm typology in the same sphere as other perceptually based generalisations on human behaviour. Statistical analysis shows, however, that the factor ‘language' is still a significant differentiator.