Search for dissertations about: "intonation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 24 swedish dissertations containing the word intonation.

  1. 1. Towards a discourse-based model of English sentence intonation

    University dissertation from Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University

    Author : Merle Horne; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [1987]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; intonation; discourse; text-to-speech; information focus; pitch; F0; grammatical functions; coreference; prominence; baseline; phonological grid; F0 range; declination; contrastive prominence; syntactic parallelism; phonological phrase; rhythm rule; sentence stress; constrative stress; Raddoppiamento Sintattico; Monosyllabic Destressing; intonational phrase; speech chunk; speech synthesis;

    Abstract : English non-expressive, declarative sentence intonation is examined in a discourse context. A rule system, geared to a text-to-speech context is developed which assigns sentence prominences related to information focus. READ MORE

  2. 2. Lexical and Acoustic Modelling of Swedish Prosody

    University dissertation from Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University

    Author : Johan Frid; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; phonology; Phonetics; stress; dialects; Swedish; word accents; letter-to-sound; text-to-speech; modelling; intonation; prosody; speech technology; Fonetik; fonologi; Scandinavian languages and literature; Nordiska språk språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in Swedish Prosodi och intonation är viktiga delar i det mänskliga talet. I system för text-till-talomvandling och automatisk taligenkänning måste prosodiska modeller inkluderas för att uppnå acceptabla resultat. Denna avhandling bidrar till modelleringen av svensk prosodi ur lexikalt och akustiskt perspektiv. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Intonational Phonology of Stockholm Swedish

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Sara Myrberg; Stockholms universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Stockholm Swedish; intonation; phonology; boundary tones; focal accent; prosodic hierarchy; syntax–prosody interface; recursion; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Scandinavian languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Nordiska språk; nordiska språk; Scandinavian Languages;

    Abstract : This thesis develops the phonological model for the Stockholm Swedish intonation system. Though previous research provides a general model of this system, many phonological aspects of it have remained understudied. READ MORE

  4. 4. Prosodic Phrasing in Spontaneous Swedish

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Petra Hansson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; intonation.; spontaneous speech; optimality theory; prominence; grouping; phrasing; Southern Swedish; Swedish; speech planning; speech production; speech perception; prosody; phonology; phonetics; Fonetik; fonologi;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in Swedish Den här studien behandlar prosodisk frasering. Det talade språket fraseras på ett sådant sätt att ord som hör nära samman innehållsmässigt och/eller syntaktiskt också produceras tillsammans i en grupp. Mellan ordgrupperna – de s k prosodiska fraserna – hör vi gränser. READ MORE

  5. 5. Professionally Speaking - The prosodic and discourse structure of professional monologue in English

    University dissertation from English Studies

    Author : Bryan D C Mosey; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [1999]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; paragraph; paratone; referential continuities; theme; discourse topic; fundamental frequency; finality; nucleus; accent; pause; speech-rate; tone-unit; discourse analysis; intonation; prosody; monologue; speech; spoken English; corpus; neural network; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : This thesis combines corpus-based, experimental and instrumental methods to investigate how professional speakers of English use prosody to signal important textual boundaries above the sentence level. In an initial study, prosodic features included in the transcriptions of the Spoken English Corpus, or readily derivable from these, are investigated. READ MORE