Vers un système multilinéaire de transcription des variations intonatives
Berchtje POST, Elisabeth DELAIS-ROUSSARIE.

In the paper, we will present a transcription system for Intonational Variation (IVTS), derived from IViE. The prosodic features are transcribed on i) the rhythmic tier ; ii) the local phonetic tier ; iii) the global phonetic tier ; and iv) the phonological tier. Each tier offers a range of labels which share a general architecture, but language-specific parameters determine which subset of labels a transcriber can choose from for the transcription of a particular language variety. In this paper, we will argue that the multi-linear architecture of IViE-based systems offers transparency, flexibility and standardization, three key advantages in qualitative and quantitative studies of intonational variation across languages and language varieties.