Tonal Alignment in Two Pisa Italian Peak Accents

  title={Tonal Alignment in Two Pisa Italian Peak Accents},
  author={Barbara Gili Fivela},
A read speech corpus was collected in order to study the tonal targets alignment of two Pisa Italian peak accents. The production of the two accents was forced by inducing a broad and a contrastive interpretation of the target words inserted in small paragraphs. Results of latency and F0 measurements reveal that the contrastive accent has a low target at a 'fixed' distance after the peak whereas the broad focus accent has a target which is influenced by the postaccentual context. Moreover, both… CONTINUE READING

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