09 December 2022

Seminar by Mortaza Taheri-Ardali

Analysing the prosody of native speakers of Persian in L1 and L2 (English) using the OMProDat corpus


Mortaza Taheri-Ardali

(Shahrekord University, Iran & Universität zu Köln, Germany)

Analysing the prosody of native speakers of Persian in L1 and L2 (English) using the OMProDat corpus

Friday December 9, 2022 at 10.30 – 12.00

LPL, conference room B011

After a brief presentation of our current knowledge of the prosody of the Persian language, this talk focuses on the findings from a bilingual Persian-English prosodic database read by native Persian speakers as part of the OMProDat project. This corpus contains 40 continuous and thematically-connected passages each with five sentences. The collection was read by 5 male and 5 female Persian speakers. Moreover, the ASCII phonetic alphabet SAMPA was used to romanize and phonetically transcribe the Persian sentences. The database includes TextGrid annotations obtained semi-automatically for two speakers (1 male and 1 female) from the sound and the orthographic transcription using the SPPAS alignment software. Then, this part of the corpus was annotated prosodically using the Momel and INTSINT algorithms. Preliminary results of this analysis will be reported in this talk. Using this substantial amount of data, we intend to conduct a cross-linguistic comparison with other languages in OMProDat.

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09 December 2022, 10h3012h00
LPL, 5 avenue Pasteur, Aix-en-Provence