• Mathematics, Medicine
  • Published in
    The Journal of the Acoustical…
    1978
  • DOI:10.1121/1.382118

Technique for the perceptual investigation of F0 contours with application to French.

@article{Delgutte1978TechniqueFT,
  title={Technique for the perceptual investigation of F0 contours with application to French.},
  author={Bertrand Delgutte},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={1978},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={
          1319-32
        }
}
Two experimental techniques were used in this study: (1) an analysis of F0 contours of French sentences containing words likely to express the speaker's attitude (modals, negative, adverbs, quantifiers) and (2) listeners' judgements of the naturalness of synthetic sentences in which the F0 contour was systematically manipulated. The F0 contours were characterized by schematic patterns [J. Vaissière Res. Lab. Electron., Q. Prog. Report No. 115, MIT, 251-262 (1975)]. For all the sentences that… CONTINUE READING