Grammatical Components and Macro-Prosody: Quantitative Analysis Toward Statistical Correlations

Authors

  • G. Gaelen-Haumont

Abstract

This study fits within the scope of the natural understanding of texts. Already known, simplified grammatical (syntactic, semantic) models of linguistic analysis have been either adapted or elaborated upon, in order to verify the hypothesis according to which there exist actual traces of abstract grammatical levels within the prosodic continuum of speech.

A per-speaker statistical file was compiled, containing both (I-syntactic, 2-semantic, 3-pragmatic) parameters issuing from the above models, and phonetico-prosodic parameters that are specific to melodic, energetic and temporal (including pauses) registers. Such a file makes it possible, if we resort to correlation analysis, to secure a quantitative appreciation of variability in the strategies adopted by speakers.

While anticipating an analysis of statistical correlations, the present article states the contents of the various analytical levels involved in the segmentation and labelling of a prosodic data-base.

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Published

2022-12-03

How to Cite

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Gaelen-Haumont G. Grammatical Components and Macro-Prosody: Quantitative Analysis Toward Statistical Correlations. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 3 [cited 2023 Feb. 8];14(3 bis):82-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/3531

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada