Charles M. Beach

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Two experiments examined how children and adults produce acoustic correlates for phrase boundaries during speech. Adult and children (ages 5 and 7) were asked to describe groupings of colored blocks, first in a relatively spontaneous manner and next under more structured conditions designed to elicit grouping information concerning "which blocks go(More)
Forty married patients with metastatic cancer, who were receiving opioid medication for cancer pain, were interviewed for this study. They were asked about their pain and its treatment, their beliefs regarding cancer pain, their concerns about opioid analgesics, their mood state, and the nature of their interaction with their spouse in relation to these(More)
Using synthetic speech, word duration and fundamental frequency (F0) contours were parametrically manipulated to examine processes of phrasal interpretation by adult and child (5 and 7 years old) listeners. From an adult male voice, versions of the phrase "pink and green and white" were resynthesized to produce stimuli suggesting two possible(More)
"This paper investigates immigrant earnings differentials for males in Canada and how these earnings have changed over time leading up to 1972 with workers' year of birth. The paper uses the 1973 Job Mobility Survey, which contains a direct measure of work experience reported independent of age. Thus, using age as a birth-year index, it is found that(More)
A survey of 124 protein and/or nucleic acid chemistry facilities has provided a basis for estimating the resources needed to establish a facility, the financial support needed to keep it operating, and the technical capabilities it might reasonably be expected to achieve. Based on these data, an average core facility occupied 870 ft2, was staffed by three(More)
Ce document est publié dans l'intention de rendre accessible les résultats préliminaires de la recherche effectuée au CIRANO, afin de susciter des échanges et des suggestions. Les idées et les opinions émises sont sous l'unique responsabilité des auteurs, et ne représentent pas nécessairement les positions du CIRANO ou de ses partenaires. This paper(More)
Using US census data and instrumental variable methods, we examine several social and economic indicators that reflect the integration experiences of migrants who arrive in the before the age of 18. We find that age at arrival influences chances of dropping out of high school children who arrive after the age of eight. Second, the variation in educational(More)
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