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000198138 245__ $$aProsody in Swiss French Accents: Investigation using Analysis by Synthesis
000198138 269__ $$a2014
000198138 260__ $$bIdiap$$c2014
000198138 336__ $$aReports
000198138 520__ $$aIt is very common for a language to have different dialects or accents. The different pronunciations of the same words is one of the reasons for the different accents, in the same language. Swiss French accents have similar pronunciation to standard French, but noticeable differences in prosody. In this paper we investigate the use of standard French synthetic acoustic parameters combined with Swiss French prosody in order to evaluate the importance of prosody in modelling Swiss French accents. We use speech synthesis techniques to produce standard French pronunciation with Swiss French duration and intonation. Subjective evaluation to rate the degree of Swiss accent was conducted and showed that prosody modification alone reduces perceived difference between original Swiss accented speech and standard French coupled with original duration and intonation by 29%.
000198138 6531_ $$aduration
000198138 6531_ $$aFrench accents
000198138 6531_ $$aintonation
000198138 6531_ $$aspeech synthesis
000198138 6531_ $$aSwiss prosody
000198138 700__ $$aHonnet, Pierre-Edouard
000198138 700__ $$aLazaridis, Alexandros
000198138 700__ $$aGoldman, Jean-Philippe
000198138 700__ $$aGarner, Philip N.
000198138 8564_ $$s748933$$uhttps://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/198138/files/Honnet_Idiap-RR-04-2014.pdf$$yn/a$$zn/a
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000198138 970__ $$aHonnet_Idiap-RR-04-2014/LIDIAP
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