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dc.contributor.authorMennen, Ineke
dc.contributor.authorSchaeffler, Felix
dc.contributor.authorDocherty, Gerard
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T15:51:36Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T15:51:36Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifierER2008
dc.identifier.citationMennen, I., Schaeffler, F. & Docherty, G. (2008) A methodological study into the linguistic dimensions of pitch range differences between German and English., Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Speech Prosody, Campinas, , , ,
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/2008
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to develop the methodology that would allow us to investigate the nature of variability in pitch range across speakers of different languages. In particular, we wanted to investigate whether by using linguistically based pitch range measures, such as those proposed by [1-3], we are able to characterise differences in pitch range across languages. We investigated Southern Standard British English (SSBE) and Northern Standard German (NSG), as it is often assumed that speakers of SSBE have a wider pitch range than speakers of NSG [4]. Using the linguistic measures suggested by [3], we found no such differences between NSG and SSBE, although a difference in the predicted direction was found with another linguistically based measure. Our study highlights the difficulty of using the previously suggested linguistic measures for cross-language comparisons, as some tonal structures are not equally distributed across the two languages. We therefore suggest that more suitable linguistic measures of pitch range may need to take the tonal distribution in the different languages into account.
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 4th Conference on Speech Prosody, Campinas
dc.titleA methodological study into the linguistic dimensions of pitch range differences between German and English.
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.projectsRES-000-22-1858
dc.contributor.sponsorESRC
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dc.description.eprintid2008
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qmu.authorSchaeffler, Felix
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