The usefulness of metrics in the quantification of speech rhythm

@article{Arvaniti2012TheUO,
  title={The usefulness of metrics in the quantification of speech rhythm},
  author={Amalia Arvaniti},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={351-373}
}
The performance of the rhythm metrics DC, %V, PVIs and Varcos, said to quantify rhythm class distinctions, was tested using English, German, Greek, Italian, Korean and Spanish. Eight participants per language produced speech using three elicitation methods, spontaneous speech, story reading and reading a set of sentences divided into ‘‘uncontrolled’’ sentences from original works of each language, and sentences devised to maximize or minimize syllable structure complexity (‘‘stress-timed’’ and… CONTINUE READING
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