Statistical Modeling of F0 and Timing of Swiss German Dialects

Leemann, Adrian and Siebenhaar, Beat (2010) Statistical Modeling of F0 and Timing of Swiss German Dialects. In: Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2010. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2010 . ISCA.

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This study examines the timing and fundamental frequency behavior of 40 Swiss German speakers from four different dialect regions. Prosodic behavior of each dialect is analyzed using statistical tests against the backdrop of detecting dialectspecific patterns as well as cross-dialectal differences. We find that variation in F0 as well as in timing is vast across the dialects, with one of the dialects, the Southwestern Alpine variety, exhibiting particularly salient F0 and timing features. The results confirm earlier impressionistic observations on this unexplored topic of Swiss German prosody.

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