On the perceptual salience of melodical variations and its consequences for intonation synthesis

René P.G. Collier, Aart L.J. de Zitter, Jacques M.B. Terken

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    Abstract

    This paper describes an experiment in which listeners had to evaluate the amount of perceptual difference between pitch contours derived from the same intonation pattern. The melodical difference was felt to be largest if the contours differed in overall shape, irrespective of additional differences in the size of the pitch movements. On the speakers' side, the choice between different contour shapes appears to be controlled by syntactic factors. Listeners however, have no outspoken preference for one shape over the other.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEurospeech 89 : European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Paris - September 1989
    EditorsJ.P. Tubach, J.J. Mariani
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    PublisherCEP consultants
    Pages108-111
    Number of pages4
    VolumeTwo
    ISBN (Print)0905941357, 9780905941356
    Publication statusPublished - 1989
    EventEuropean conference on speech communication and technology - Paris, France
    Duration: 27 Sep 198929 Sep 1989

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean conference on speech communication and technology
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period27/09/8929/09/89

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