The quantitative organization of speech

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In the course of listening to an utterance, how can the listener infer how long the utterance is going to be altogether? If this information is available at an early point, it allows to rule out on-line all instances of total utterance structure possible, which do not fit the anticipated window. Hence, decoding effort would be disburdened immensely. The model introduced in this connection gives an integrating view on prosodic surface phenomena such as phrasing/euphony as well as rhythm/isochrony, tracing the temporal organization of different units to a common deeper level representation referred to as the Quantitative Organization of speech (QO).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2010
Number of pages4
PublisherUniversity of Illinois
Publication date2010
Article number102
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-557-51931-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event5th International Conference on Speech Prosody - 2010: Every Language, Every Style - Chicago, United States
Duration: 11.05.201014.05.2010
Conference number: 5

    Research areas

  • Language Studies
  • Balance principle, Implicit prosody, Pauses, Phrasing, Prominence, Temporal structure