ERIC Number: ED399775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
A Timing Model for Fast French.
Keller, Eric; Zellner, Brigitte
York Papers in Linguistics, v17 p53-75 Mar 1996
A three-tiered statistical model for predicting the temporal structure of French, as produced by a single, highly fluent subject at a fast speech rate, is outlined. The first tier models segmental influences due to phoneme type and contextual interactions between phoneme types. The second tier models syllable-level influences of lexical versus grammatical status of the containing word, presence of schwa, and the position within the word. The third tier models utterance-final lengthening. The output of the complete model correlates with the original corpus of 1204 syllables at an overall r=0.846. However, an examination of subsets of the complete data set revealed considerable variation in the closeness of fit of the model. Residuals have a normal distribution. Contains 33 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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