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Message 1: Seminar on spoken Basque

Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 07:58:41 +0100
From: Jasone Salaberria <jasonelarrun.iutbayonne.univ-pau.fr>
Subject: Seminar on spoken Basque




SEMINAR ON SPOKEN BASQUE :
december 2000, the 13th (wednesday) and 14th (thursday),
in the faculty of Bayonne.

We are happy to announce that IKER, research unity of the CNRS (UMR 5478) in
Bayonne and AHOLAB, laboratory of the Engineering School in Bilbao
(University of the Basque Country) organise in Bayonne a seminar on
"Research on Basque pronounciation : state of the art and future ways".
It will be held on december 2000, the 13th (wednesday) and 14th (thursday).
The language of the seminar will be Euskara (Basque language). The seminar
is open to anybody interested. If you want to attend, please send a message
to this e-mail address (Jasone.Salaberriaiutbay.univ-pau.fr).
The goal of the seminar is to underline the importance that voice
technologies will take in to morrow's world. The objective is to make such
ideas more popular in the transboarder linguistics students community and to
push more people towards this kind of research.
Therefore, this seminar will be built on presentations of the resaerch that
is made at the moment in the Basque Country in phonetics, phonology and
voice technology.

PROGRAMME :

WEDNESDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2000

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 : Key note address
Trying to define a model for standard basque accent
Jos� Luis Alvarez Enparantza, Txillardegi (Profesor at the University of the
Basque Country, member of AHOLAB)

10:15 a.m. to 10:45:Coffee break

10:45 a.m. to 12:00
Basque accent : theoretical and methodological approaches
I�aki Gaminde (Profesor at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao,
member of AHOLAB)
Basque accent : state of the art and future research
Accent typology
Theoretical frame
Classification of basque accent
Different streams
Different types of accents
Characteristics of the different types of accents
Specific researches in less known accent types
Conclusions

Afternoon, 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.
Basque accent : theoretical and methodological approaches
I�aki Gaminde

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Criteria to build a voice corpus
Goals and objectives
Corpus users
Locutors' characteristics

3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. : Coffee break

3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Subjects
Questionnaires
Complementary materials
Tools

THURSDAY, 14 DECEMBER 2000

Morning, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
Intonation analysis and synthesis in Euskera (Basque language)
Eva Navas, Jon S�nchez, Inma Hern�ez, Imanol Madariaga (Professors in the
Engineering School of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao and
members of AHOLAB)

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. : First session
Introduction
Importance of intonation. Different models
Fujisaki's intonation model
The process to build a model
Voice items
Marking the data base
Labelling intonation in the data base
Text-based parameters estimation
Results
Conclusions and future work

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. : Coffe break

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 : Second session
Practical work :
signal basic analysis : spectrograma, pitch curves, energy curves etc.
(using AhoT software).
intonation synthesis (using AhoFuji software).
Afternoon : Presentation of two research works
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. : First session
First steps in the analysis of basque intonation
Gorka Elordieta Alzibar (Professor in the Faculty of philology, hitoria and
geography of the University of the Basque Country in Vitoria-Gasteiz, member
of AHOLAB)
Theoretical basis
Different models of basque dialectal intonation
Northern Biscay
Mid Gipuzkoa
High Navarra

3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. : Coffe break

3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. : Second session
Prosody helping the information structure of the utterance.
Bittor Hidalgo (Teacher in the Language school in Donostia-San Sebastian,
member of IKER)



Jasone Salaberria Fuldain
45 Faures karrika
64100 Baiona

tel (0)5 59 59 42 23
Jasone.Salaberriaiutbay.univ-pau.fr
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