Quantitative Modeling of Norwegian Tonal Accents in Different Focus Conditions

Hansjörg Mixdorff, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
Bistra Andreeva, Saarland University, Saarbrücken
Jacques Koreman, NTNU, Trondheim

The present paper is a first attempt to use the Fujisaki model to parameterise the F0 contours of utterances containing realization of Norwegian broad and narrow non-contrastive Accent 1 and Accent 2 tonal accents in Norwegian in different focus conditions. Differences in timing and amplitude of the accent commands are found, largely corresponding to descriptions in the literature. This shows that the model can be used as a basis for manipulating stimuli which can then be used in perception tests.