Part ofIn Search of Basic Units of Spoken Language: A corpus-driven approach
Edited by Shlomo Izre'el, Heliana Mello, Alessandro Panunzi and Tommaso Raso
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics 94] 2020
► pp. 327–336
Two examples of English spontaneous speech are analyzed prosodically, using the dependency incremental prosodic structure model. Instead of annotating prosodic events with the ToBI system, stressed accent phrases and final syllables are described in terms of rising or falling melodic contours, characterized by their melodic change above or below the glissando threshold. These contours indicate dependency relations between accent phrases, which in turn define the sentence prosodic structure.