Alignment of medial and late peaks in German spontaneous speech.


Oliver Niebuhr and Gilbert Ambrazaitis (2006). Alignment of medial and late peaks in German spontaneous speech. Contribution to Speech Prosody 2006, Dresden, Germany.

O. Niebuhr, Institute of Phonetics and Digital Speech Processing (IPDS), Christian-Albrecht-University, Kiel, Germany

G. Ambrazaitis, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University

The following table provides further information about our survey of medial and late peaks taken from the prosodically annotated "Lindenstrasse" corpus (see also this IPdS Webpage). The annotation of the corpus follows the PROLAB system based on the Kiel Intonation Model KIM. The table shows the names of the sound file and the corresponding points in time where the medial and late peak lables are situated within the files (the points in time refer to the accented-vowel onset). You can use this information to look up all the cases of medial and late peaks within the corpus yourself. If the Lindenstrasse corpus is not avaiable to you, the table additionally provides the relevant excerpts of the sound files. You can use the latter in connection with the orthographic transcription to look up the medial and late peak cases. As regards the orthographic transcription, the relevant accented syllables are marked by capitals and are put in brackets. Furthermore, the transcriptions are actually pseudo-phonetic, since they reflect the most striking reductions or assimilations that have happened to the accented words, e.g. "jeden" > [JE]'n; "Beate" > Be[A]de etc. A SAMPA notation will follow. In case of any further questions, please refer to the email address given above.

Medial Peak Cases
Late Peak Cases
File name Point in time (ms) Sound excerpt Transcription File name Point in time (ms) Sound excerpt Transcription
l061a005 11214 null ge[NAU] mit dieser Polin l061a004 1124 null feine [MI]miken erkennen
l061a010 6066 null Party[LAU]ne ein bisschen l061a006 980 null ganzen Fa[MIL]je irgendwie zusammen
l061a011 22268 null dass er ver[HIN]dern will l031a017 18772 null ihre [WOH]nungen verloren
l061a037 10910 null die mo[RA]lische Komponente l021a024 2708 null die [SEHN] sich ja auch fast
l021a035 8174 null ist die [O]ma von Irina l061a012 23002 null bisschen [AN]baggert
l011a011 22470 null das be[GINNT] wie l021a019 20426 null mit Be[A]de hat er auch gebrochen
l011a039 6240 null nee, bei [MIR] war l021a023 23050 null ne [ÄHN]lichkeit
l011a045 1088 null sowie[SO] immer so l011a009 11604 null bei [MIR] ging sie
l041a022 16664 null auf [JE]'n Fall l011a009 18716 null und [DANN] hat
l051a007 19826 null der [RE]det mit ihr l011a023 6136 null bei [MIR] gehts dann weiter
l051a008 9404 null wer, [UR]sula l011a041 3668 null einma' [HO]mer und
l051a012 15224 null alten [LIE]be in Polen l041a002 14758 null da [NUR] nachher
l051a038 18674 null wie [WAR] das jetzt l041a011 4386 null dass sie's ver[LOR'N] hat
l041a017 6310 null nee, [HIER] war's so
l041a026 20710 null bei [MIR] nicht
l041a041 8996 null hatte [GAR] nicht
l051a022 12292 null ver[HINN]ern will
l051a036 1736 null war [DREI]mal dieselbe

Letzte Aktualisierung / last updated: 06.04.2007
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