Search for dissertations about: "intonation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 25 swedish dissertations containing the word intonation.

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

    Author : Merle Horne; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; 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

    Author : Johan Frid; Fonetik; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; 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 : Prosody and intonation are very important ingredients of human speech. In speech technology, text-to-speech (TTS) and automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems must incorporate prosodic models in order to reach acceptable performances. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Intonational Phonology of Stockholm Swedish

    Author : Sara Myrberg; Tomas Riad; Cecilia Falk; Elisabeth Selkirk; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Stockholm Swedish; intonation; phonology; boundary tones; focal accent; prosodic hierarchy; syntax–prosody interface; recursion; Scandinavian languages; Nordiska språk; Scandinavian Languages; nordiska språk;

    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. A Quantitative Rule System for Musical Performance

    Author : Anders Friberg; Johan Sundberg; Giovanni Di Poli; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; music performance; expression; interpretation; rules; computer music; midi; jnd; time discrimination; locomotion; motion; listening experiment; perception; timing; phrasing; intonation; Speech and Music Communication; Tal- och musikkommunikation;

    Abstract : A rule system is described that translates an input score file to a musical performance. The rules model different principles of interpretation used by real musicians, such as phrasing, punctuation, harmonic and melodic structure, micro timing, accents, intonation, and final ritard. READ MORE

  5. 5. Prosodic Phrasing in Spontaneous Swedish

    Author : Petra Hansson; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; 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 : One of the most important functions of prosody is to divide the flow of speech into chunks. The chunking, or prosodic phrasing, of speech plays an important role in both the production and perception of speech. READ MORE