6.911 | January IAP 2006 | Undergraduate

Transcribing Prosodic Structure of Spoken Utterances with ToBI


The calendar below provides information on the lecture sessions for the course. Topics for each session were based on the chapters in the ToBI tutorial.

1 Chapter 1.0

Chapter 2.0

Chapter 2.1

Introduction, Overview and Some Basics

The ToBI Tutorial

A First Example, Introducing the Labels: H*, L-L%, 0, 1, and 4

Exercises for chapter 2.1 assigned
2 Chapter 2.2

Chapter 2.3

Adding to the Inventory: L* and H-H%

Two Accents in an Intonational Phrase

Exercises for chapters 2.2 and 2.3 assigned
3 Chapter 2.4

Chapter 2.5

Other Full Intonational Phrase Boundary Tone Combinations: H-L% and L-H%

Pitch Accents with More than One Tone: Bi-tonal Accents L+H* and L*+H

Exercises for chapters 2.4 and 2.5 assigned
4 Chapter 2.6 Relationships among Pitch Accents within a Phrase: !H* Exercises for chapter 2.6 assigned
5 Chapter 2.7 More on Downstep: Bi-tonal Pitch Accents with a Downstepped H Element (!H) Exercises for chapter 2.7 assigned
6 Chapter 2.8

Chapter 2.9

Chapter 2.12

Intermediate Intonational Phrases: 3 Breaks and Phrase Accents

The Downstepped High Phrase Accent: !H-L% and !H-

Uncertainty in Labelling

Exercises for chapters 2.8 and 2.9 assigned
7 Chapter 2.10

Chapter 2.11

Break Index 2

Labelling Disfluency: The p Diacritic (And the %r Tone Label)

Exercises for chapter 2.11 assigned

Appendix 1 Straight-line Approximations for Final-pitch-accent/Phrase-tone/Boundary-tone Combinations

Appendix 2 Praat Script to Load Multiple Files

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