Atles interactiu de l'entonació del català

About the Atlas

The goal of the Interactive atlas of Catalan intonation is to systematically present a series of audio and video materials for the study of prosody and intonation in the various dialects of Catalan. It is intended as the first step in a comprehensive study of the great dialectal diversity present in the intonation of that language. By means of interactive maps of linguistic domains, the user can conveniently access various audio and video materials exemplifying the diverse Catalan varieties. For each geographic location marked on these maps, we have included the following types of materials:

Examples of different sorts of intonation contours (around 45 contours per locale). Each set of files includes a description and interpretation of the contour, an audio file, the fundamental frequency curve and intonation contour, and Cat-ToBI labeling.
A fragment of speech obtained by means of the Map Task technique.
A videotaped fragment of spontaneous speech or an informal conversation that has been taken from various recordings the Audiovisual Archive of Catalan Dialects in the Balearic Islands.

This project forms part of a program of international scope that proposes a system of tonal labeling (ToBI) for different languages ( A manual describing how to apply this labeling system to the different intonational patterns of Catalan can be accessed through this website (Cat-ToBI).

We intend this website to be a useful tool for both research and teaching purposes. For researchers, it offers data in the form of audio materials for the study of Catalan prosody and intonation. For teachers, this site provides easy access to audio examples of intonation in different varieties of Catalan. Comparisons of equivalent contours in different dialects can also be easily performed by means of a comparative tool. Furthermore, the Cat-ToBI manual is designed as a teaching guide that shows how to prosodically label samples of spoken Catalan. Finally, the website also contains a resource page listing specialized bibliography on Catalan intonation and the currently available corpora of spoken Catalan.


Atles interactiu de l'entonació del català
Dept. de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. 08018 Barcelona

Citation: Prieto, Pilar & Cabré, Teresa (coords.) (2007-2012).
Atles interactiu de l'entonació del català
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With funding from

Laboratori d'Informació Geogràfica i Teletecció (LIGIT), UAB

Arxius d'àudio i video
© Arxiu audiovisual dels dialectes catalans de les Illes Balears